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  • n. The ordinal form of the number forty-eight, describing a person or thing in position number 48 of a sequence.
  • n. One of forty-eight equal parts of a whole.

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  • adj. the ordinal number of forty-eight in counting order


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  • It was my forty-eighth birthday on 1 April, and that was just like any other day too.

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  • He died, back home in Edenton, in October 1799, soon after his forty-eighth birthday.3


  • Legend claimed that Charlemagne had used the spear as his secret talisman to win more than forty battles, until the greatest of all European emperors dropped the spear on the battlefield during his forty-eighth skirmish.

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  • I was just about to have my forty-eighth birthday and had been a Catholic nun for more than two decades.

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  • She had just begun her forty-eighth notebook at the time of her death.

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  • "Next year will be one forty-eighth of your total age, and the year after that will be one forty-ninth."


  • Shortly after chalking up my forty-eighth state, I sailed to France for a year of graduate study.

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  • We just celebrated her forty-eighth last week, which means that she would have been fifteen.

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  • But alarmingly, Sarah Louise Heath Palin was born on February 11, 1964 - a suspicious beginning, as it is also the forty-eighth anniversary of the arrest of the free-thinking "first-wave feminist" Emma Goldman, for lecturing on the benefits of ... birth control.


  • Two days short of his forty-eighth birthday, on Easter Sunday 1972, while concluding a day of golf in Palm Beach Lakes with members of his coaching staff during spring training, Hodges suffered a massive heart attack and died.

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