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  • noun The cardinal number immediately following fifty-four and preceding fifty-six.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective being five more than fifty


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  • This meant that the Senate would always need sixty votes for cloture; under our resolution, the number needed for cloture might be as low as fifty-four or fifty-five if several members were absent.

    The Good Fight

  • John Roberts turned fifty-five years old in January 2010.

    The Conservative Assault on the Constitution

  • Remembering that humiliating July sweep at the hands of our perennial tormentors—they had won thirty-four of the last fifty-five games against the Yankees—all I saw was the Yankees once again depending on the big innings, a philosophy which had never worked for them when playing against the frenetic, fast-paced brand of baseball of the American League West leaders.

    One Season

  • A typical two-and-a-half-ton load in a bomber, he wrote Roosevelt, included four machine guns, forty-four rifles, fifty-five Sten guns, and 41,000 rounds of ammunition.

    Wild Bill Donovan

  • Most women in showbiz die by the time they are fifty-five, due to either the drinking, the drugs, or the payback of one criminal or another, who was stepped on and screwed on the way to the top of the middle.

    Roseanne Archy

  • One example: In seven days on the Western Front, at Passchendaele, the losses matched those of American soldiers in twelve years of the Vietnam War—some fifty-five thousand, or almost eight thousand deaths a day.


  • Spector was fifty-five at the time of the conversation in early 2010.

    In the Plex

  • But a King County, Washington, judge found that the case involved “deliberate cruelty” and sentenced Swenson to fifty-five years in prison.

    The Sins of Brother Curtis

  • Phil was cresting fifty-five, and had, for the past eighteen years, worked for the church in a low-level capacity.

    The Sins of Brother Curtis

  • In summer the pass cut the trip to about fifty-five miles.

    Bird Cloud


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