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  • n. The cardinal number immediately following fifty-six and preceding fifty-eight.

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

  • adj. being seven more than fifty


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

    The Good Fight

  • He was still young by the standards of national politics, just fifty-seven, but he had been around a long time, a visible figure in American politics for more than twenty years.

    The Good Fight

  • He was fifty-seven at the time, well beyond life expectancy for the era; even so, Old Kinderhook went on to become Much Older Kinderhook, living to age seventy-nine.

    The English Is Coming!

  • By contrast, fifty-seven percent of the 18-to-29-year-olds surveyed in Institute of Politics poll said they voted in the 2008 general election, either at a polling place or by absentee ballot.

    Young voters not engaged in midterms, surveys show

  • When a list of fifty-seven items appeared, Brenda scrolled through it.

    Fatal Error

  • On May 18, when polled on the question, "Do you think Dominique Strauss-Kahn is the victim of a plot," fifty-seven percent said, "Yes."

    Thomas A. Bass: The Paranoid Style in French Politics

  • “Deflectors down to fifty-seven percent,” Snowden called out.

    Star Trek: Typhon Pact: Rough Beasts of Empire

  • He had fifty-seven espionage projects either underway around the world, about to get underway, or awaiting approval from the Joint Chiefs.

    Wild Bill Donovan

  • Donovan was now fifty-seven, and his hair seemed to turn white almost overnight without Patricia.

    Wild Bill Donovan

  • Shadows cast by the dim overheads hollowed his cheeks, making him look older than his fifty-seven years.

    Etched in Bone


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