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  • n. The ordinal form of the number forty-seven, describing a person or thing in position number 47 of a sequence.
  • n. One of forty-seven equal parts of a whole.

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


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  • Today is the forty-seventh anniversary of Independence in Trinidad and Tobago, but some bloggers wonder whether citizens of the twin island republic truly understand what sovereignty is all about …

    Global Voices in English » Trinidad & Tobago: Are We Really Independent?

  • That is why they check themselves into mental hospitals or throw themselves off the forty-seventh floor of the Time-Life Building.

    In the Fullness of Time

  • Just two more years of patience, Mr. Benefactor, then I shall have finished my forty-seventh opera!

    You must eat a beefsteak

  • I could blame my parents, sixty-somethings, who on the afternoon of the forty-seventh anniversary of their love-at-first-sight ignited marriage were found rolling around on a couch, giggling and making out.

    Writer Unboxed » Blog Archive » Interview: Billy Mernit, Part 1

  • … No one leader can bring an end to all of those ills, but I can promise you this: these women too will have an advocate and a defender in the forty-seventh vice president of the United States.

    Big Girls Don’t Cry

  • On the console it said it was the forty-seventh day of Haal, the moons of abundant rain.


  • Seemingly jolted by the dizzyingly vast and brilliant skyline, BodySlam unconsciously grasped the edge of the opened elevator to steady himself when the doors slid open on the forty-seventh floor.

    Pure Paradise

  • If a line was clever once, the writer thinks, the reader will find it so the second time — and the fifth, and the forty-seventh.

    Author! Author! » Blog Archive » Who said that? Wait, I did. Or was it Oscar Wilde?

  • This year, we celebrate our forty-seventh year together and still agree that little resolution probably saved our marriage a dozen times over.

    Chicken Soup for the Soul: True Love

  • He tried to cure himself by taking only liquids; but after an illness of seven days he died, in the forty-seventh year of his reign and the seventy-second year of his life 814.

    Charlemagne, King of the Franks, 28 Jan 814


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