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- n. Plural form of fifty.
- n. Fifty-dollar bills.
- n. The decade of the 1850s, 1950s, etc.
- n. The decade of one's life from age 50 through age 59.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. the decade from 1950 to 1959.
- n. the time of life between 50 and 60.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the time of life between 50 and 60
- n. the decade from 1950 to 1959
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A lot of the cumulative brain trauma leaves players demented in their fifties is actually sustained during practice.
Another reason we are so down on the fifties is our reverence for the sixties.
Synthetic phonics, which I have taught continuously since Training College in New Zealand in the fifties, is simply fast phonics to fabulous reading.
A Tel Aviv man in his late fifties is living with 32 women with whom he has fathered 89 children, an Israeli television station revealed last week.
The curb-side service developed in the fifties is still an important part of their customer service today.
What was great about the fifties is that for one brief moment – maybe, say, six weeks – nobody understood art.
One year I went with a GI that had twin fifties on a 20 ft john boat.
Of these, I only have _The Great Hegedus_ (Fagius Books, undated but fifties from the look of it).
A shabbily dressed man in his late fifties is lugging a huge holdall down towards the hall, accompanied by a tall, muscular, Head-of-the-School-and-Captain-of-Everything type.
While women born in the 1940s may not be old by Western standards, in rural Mozambique a woman in her early fifties is considered more or less old (especially if she is a widow) because she is usually already a grandmother and can no longer be included in the next-junior category of adult women, tinhlangwana (sing. nhlangwana, referring to women who still have young children).