Definitions

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  • noun The cardinal number immediately following fifty-one and preceding fifty-three.

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  • adjective being two more than fifty

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Examples

  • The average life span of a woman born in 1887 was fifty-two.

    Karen Karbo: Radical Self-Empowerment: What Georgia O'Keefe Means Today

  • The average life span of a woman born in 1887 was fifty-two.

    Karen Karbo: Radical Self-Empowerment: What Georgia O'Keefe Means Today

  • The Mayan calendar spoke of twenty-two cycles of fifty-two years . . . we gave them that to keep track of the thirteen heaven cycles that would end roughly about a hundred and fifty years before the next culture that would dominate the world crawled out of the Dark Ages into the so-called Age of Enlightenment around 1541.

    Surrender the Dark

  • In the ancient Cherokee tradition, you become an adult when you're fifty-two.

    Alice Walker: On Finding Your Bliss Interview by Evelyn C. White

  • In 1909 the German neuroanatomist Korbinian Brodmann showed that the brain could be mapped into fifty-two distinct regions, each having a specific function.

    World Wide Mind

  • This conversation allegedly takes place in early 1980, a few heated months after fifty-two Americans were taken hostage in the newly Islamic Iran.

    Deconstructing Obama

  • William was between wreath-layings when terrorist bombs exploded in the heart of London, killing fifty-two commuters.

    William and Kate

  • It felt just as great as I had imagined, and I planned to spend the next fifty-two minutes doing them again and again while my adoring fans cheered me on.

    Welcome to My World

  • LOVELL was a short, round-faced, and unpretentious man, orphaned since childhood, who was fifty-two when Donovan hired him in early 1942.

    Wild Bill Donovan

  • Within the next hour and a half the men detonated bombs that killed themselves and fifty-two commuters and maimed hundreds more.

    The Longest War

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