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  • n. The cardinal number immediately following forty-five and preceding forty-seven.

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  • adj. being six more than forty

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Examples

  • Wade; abortion was illegal in forty-six states when Roe was decided.

    The Conservative Assault on the Constitution

  • If one pod failed due to a malfunction, the other forty-six were ensured a successful reentry on the designated date, provided there were no further natural disasters to threaten the extinction of mankind.

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  • Trucker Guy refused another and left me forty-six cents as a tip, which cinched my feelings of ill will toward him.

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  • Guided by Axelrod, Obama held off in his breakthrough keynote speech at the 2004 Democratic convention for all of forty-six words—including Thank you.

    Deconstructing Obama

  • Interior Secretary Ickes, who had a quick temper, sent Donovan an angry letter in September after his National Parks police caught an overeager agency courier speeding forty-six miles per hour on the Arlington Memorial Bridge to rush film to the airport for a West Coast flight.

    Wild Bill Donovan

  • In 2005, the psychologist Janet Shibley Hyde of the University of Wisconsin–Madison reviewed forty-six meta-analyses sort of a meta-analysis of the meta-analyses of studies looking at the difference between men and women in a range of traits that included mathematical and verbal aptitude, executive functioning, the tendency toward self-disclosure, helping behavior, self-esteem, and moral reasoning.

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  • The Law School has been led by a notably diverse succession of strong, formative deans (among seven deans over the last forty-six years, three have been women and one, African-American).

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  • Says Arrison: it took forty-six years for one quarter of the population to get electricity and thirty-five years for the telephone to get that far.

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  • The Rotary Club ofWoodville has contributed a combined total of forty-six storybooks to the elementary school libraries in Colmesneil and Woodville.

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  • If it took forty-six takes, it took forty-six takes.

    Thieves unlike them

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