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- n. Plural form of forty.
- n. The decade of the 1840s, 1940s, etc.
- n. The decade of one's life from age 40 through age 49.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n.pl. See forty.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the decade from 1940 to 1949
- n. the time of life between 40 and 50
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A woman in her forties is a victim of a suicide bombing at a Jerusalem market.
One poem, "The Moose," begun in the mid-forties, is legendary for waiting nearly thirty years to receive her seal of approval.
Cliff Joyner, in his early forties, is from North Carolina.
Sellers, in his late forties, is young for his rank.
Although _Pyetushkov_ shows us, by a certain open _naïveté_ of style, that a youthful hand is at work, it is the hand of a young master, carrying out the realism of the 'forties' -- that of Gogol, Balzac, and
Chatting with creative director Kobi Halperin, I find out that a military blanket from the forties is the inspiration for the new mens' line.
Khalid and Hussein are friends from Baghdad, though Hussein in his forties is a bit older.
Women in their forties are a lot healthier than they were even a generation ago, making pregnancy a viable—and achievable—option for these women.
I think Cara Seymour is in her forties, which is probably too old....
Part of the process of moving through your forties is your reaction to hearing of a death like this.