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  • n. The ordinal form of the number forty-nine, describing a person or thing in position number 49 of a sequence.
  • n. One of forty-nine equal parts of a whole.

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

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


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  • And when both men and women were combined it fell to forty-ninth.

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  • He did wonder why his new boss waited to show this final ruse in the Irish bar across forty-ninth street instead of in the gleaming new offices on the eleventh floor of the headquarters.

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  • In his habitual home on the forty-ninth parallel, sunlight was a pale grey-eyed thing.

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  • He always attended, even in off years like his forty-ninth reunion.

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  • The umpire punches him out—but Mays finishes the game, and the Giants win on his forty-ninth homer of the season.


  • Three medium-sized dome tents were set in place on the anchored ground tarps, looking like three gray igloos transplanted from the tundra of the forty-ninth state to the lush green open space of the fiftieth state.

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  • Yet on the forty-ninth year, and the eleventh month, and the twenty-ninth day, he was disturbed by bandits, who wished to steal his robe and jewels.

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  • "Firmin -- Bill Firmin, from the forty-ninth level," he said evenly.

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  • “To the birthday boy at the end of his forty-ninth year, and”—he turned toward Sally—“to new friends.”

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  • I think they sent it as a gift for my forty-ninth birthday.

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