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  • n. The cardinal number immediately following forty-two and preceding forty-four.

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  • adj. being three more than forty


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  • A study done of 131 individuals who were executed in Texas during the governorship of George W. Bush found that forty-three had an attorney who had previously been disciplined by the Bar for misconduct.

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  • About a year earlier, I had mentioned to Peter that I was seeking U.S. Supreme Court review on behalf of a man, Stanley Durden, who had received a life sentence with no possibility of parole for twenty-five years for stealing an umbrella and two bottles of liquor worth forty-three dollars from a supermarket on a cold, rainy night.

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  • President Nicolas Sarkozy announced yesterday that France will return as a full-fledged member of NATO, forty-three years after Charles De Gaulle withdrew from the alliance.

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  • The decedent referred to in the report was Kenneth Burnstine, forty-three, of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

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  • At forty-three, he had already acquired a noticeable amount of gray hair that was invading inward from his temples, creating a striking contrast to his often tanned face.

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  • I marveled that it took forty-three years to outsmart a one-year-old.

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  • In 1990, 35 percent of Russian respondents said that most people could be trusted; the average for all forty-three countries surveyed was 32 percent.

    The Return

  • I found my Gertie when we were in seventh grade at the Grundy Elementary School, been married for forty-three years.

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  • This was the plight of Jean-Dominique Bauby, a French magazine editor who had a brain stem stroke in 1995, when he was forty-three.

    World Wide Mind

  • My second implant surgery was approximately the 112,000th in the world, and lasted forty-three minutes.

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