Definitions

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  • noun The cardinal number immediately following fifty-seven and preceding fifty-nine.

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  • adjective being eight more than fifty

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Examples

  • Maybe the magic number should decline slowly over a month, but no further than fifty-eight or fifty-seven votes.

    The Good Fight

  • It would in some ways make it easier to round up votes for cloture: You could tell a colleague that you had, say, fifty-eight votes and absolutely needed his or her vote to get to sixty.

    The Good Fight

  • Maybe the magic number should decline slowly over a month, but no further than fifty-eight or fifty-seven votes.

    The Good Fight

  • It would in some ways make it easier to round up votes for cloture: You could tell a colleague that you had, say, fifty-eight votes and absolutely needed his or her vote to get to sixty.

    The Good Fight

  • It would in some ways make it easier to round up votes for cloture: You could tell a colleague that you had, say, fifty-eight votes and absolutely needed his or her vote to get to sixty.

    The Good Fight

  • The historian Elizabeth Pleck has found fifty-eight diaries and autobiographies of free white people who were born before 1850 that recount instances of physical punishment.

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • Maybe the magic number should decline slowly over a month, but no further than fifty-eight or fifty-seven votes.

    The Good Fight

  • Normal distance between rig bottom and sea level was fifty-eight feet.

    Gideon’s war

  • Benkong, fifty-eight, was tall with a shaved head and light blue eyes.

    The Truth About Grief

  • The Carter, fifty-eight years of age, had spent the last three nights without shelter or sleep, while the Carpenter, sixty-five years of age, had been out five nights.

    THE CARTER AND THE CARPENTER

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