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  • n. The cardinal number immediately following fifty-five and preceding fifty-seven.

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

  • adj. being six more than fifty


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  • In response, the First Continental Congress convened in Philadelphia with fifty-six delegates, representing every colony except Georgia.

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  • "I should have had one hundred and fifty-six dollars when I left the poor-farm," the ancient one continued.


  • For the following fifty-six hours straight, the team called in airstrikes from all the bombers available in theater.

    The Longest War

  • Watermead Manor is not much more than sixty miles from London, but when the young man did the distance from his park gates to the Marble Arch in fifty-six minutes on his new Brusier-Grolier, a machine of the same make which, to the eternal glory of France, had won the Gordon-Bennett Cup that year, the bench of magistrates universally agreed that his lordship had not only gone too far, but too fast.

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  • The chopper hit the ground fifty-six minutes later.

    Gideon’s war

  • She didn't have the opportunity to ask again until she was fifty-six.

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  • “One point seventy-eight per second, one hundred and seven per minute, six thousand four hundred and eight per hour, nearly one hundred and fifty-four thousand per day, fifty-six—”


  • Settling into the seat, Tropp replied, “I stopped sleeping fifty-six years ago, a practice I never abandoned after my youngest child left home.”

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  • In one study, Gottman and his colleagues recruited fifty-six married couples and asked them to talk about how satisfied they were with their marriages.

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  • He was fifty-six and left behind a wife and four children.

    Kill the Irishman


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