Definitions

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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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Examples

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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