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  • n. The ordinal form of the number fifty-four, describing a person or thing in position number 54 of a sequence.
  • n. One of fifty-four equal parts of a whole.


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  • In 1965 I wrote my fifty-fourth short story, and that was ‘The Assassination of JFK’, and story number fifty-five was ‘You and Me and the Continuum’.

    Ballardian » ‘Der Visionär des Phantastischen’: An Interview with J.G. Ballard

  • The X-Men could have wound up at the dawn of time or in the fifty-fourth century ... on Risa or Rura Penthe ... in a reality with bipedal humanoids or without them.


  • This is the one-hundred and fifty-fourth in a series of examinations of comic book urban legends and whether they are true or false.

    Comic Book Urban Legends Revealed #154 | Comics Should Be Good! @ Comic Book Resources

  • This was the forty-ninth bombing of Lorient and the fifty-fourth bombing of Brest.

    Human Smoke

  • "How gratifying," Mr. Reynolds quotes Old Hickory reflecting, "the effect of presenting to the world the sublime spectacle of a Republic of more than 12,000,000 happy people, in the fifty-fourth year of her existence, ... free from debt and all her immense resources unfettered."

    Vibrant, Turbulent Young America

  • This consolatory doctrine is confirmed in the fifty-fourth chapter of the Koran.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • St. Jerome develops this method admirably in his fifty-fourth letter to Pammachus.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • Related entry: Defending HoldenBy the way, can you believe that this is the fifty-fourth "On the nightstand" entry?

    On the corner of my desk

  • In his fifty-fourth year these thoughts held him fast, and his profound mind admitted the perilous opinion, too frequent in religious history, that he was an abnormal person, to whom was granted the privilege of conversing with angels and spirits; and this ecstasy connected itself with just this office of explaining the moral import of the sensible world.

    Representative Men

  • It was 1962 by our calendar, the fifty-fourth year of the Xuantong Emperor by the reckoning of the Chinese, and though Vinland had been a satellite state of China for just over a century, there'd been only a handful of Vinlanders who'd emigrated to China in all that time.

    The Year's Best Science Fiction 23rd Annual Collection


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