Definitions

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  • noun ordinal The ordinal form of the number fifty-two, describing a person or thing in position number 52 of a sequence.
  • noun fractional One of fifty-two equal parts of a whole.

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Examples

  • Early in March, just before my fifty-second birthday, Dr. Angus told me that Henry was responding to the medication.

    Henry’s Demons

  • I'm not saying Barack Obama is the "fifty-second president" or 54th, or 57th, or 60th, depending on where you draw the historical line.

    Chris Weigant: Our Forgotten "Presidents"

  • I'm not saying Barack Obama is the "fifty-second president" or 54th, or 57th, or 60th, depending on where you draw the historical line.

    Chris Weigant: Our Forgotten "Presidents"

  • Early in March, just before my fifty-second birthday, Dr. Angus told me that Henry was responding to the medication.

    Henry’s Demons

  • At his fifty-second birthday on November 2, he noted to his diary that he had passed through two-thirds of his presidency and added, “I … most heartily wish that the remaining third was over, for I am sincerely desirous to have the enjoyment of retirement in private life.”

    A Country of Vast Designs

  • At his fifty-second birthday on November 2, he noted to his diary that he had passed through two-thirds of his presidency and added, “I … most heartily wish that the remaining third was over, for I am sincerely desirous to have the enjoyment of retirement in private life.”

    A Country of Vast Designs

  • But five years later, just short of her fifty-second birthday, she relapsed with metastatic breast cancer in her liver, bones, and spine.

    The Emperor of All Maladies

  • “Google is killing us,” sighed Angela Nova, who had been outed by a web-savvy student after saying Alaska and Hawaii were the fifty-first and fifty-second states.

    Strangers at the Feast

  • But five years later, just short of her fifty-second birthday, she relapsed with metastatic breast cancer in her liver, bones, and spine.

    The Emperor of All Maladies

  • The first bombers rolled down the Guam runways at 5:36, followed by scores of others at fifty-second intervals.

    Whirlwind

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