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  • n. Forty plus two; the cardinal number following forty-one and preceding forty-three.

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  • adj. being two more than forty


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  • The only hope for the Democrats to block Alito was by a filibuster, and even with forty-two votes against him this was not something that they were willing to do.

    The Conservative Assault on the Constitution

  • Despite intense opposition, Alito was confirmed, though with forty-two senators voting against him.

    The Conservative Assault on the Constitution

  • One year later, the Church of All Nations, a Methodist missionary organization in the district, counted forty-two nationalities in its vicinity.

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • We had forty-two bases on the island with more than twenty thousand personnel.

    The Good Fight

  • His decision was appealed, and the appeal was voted down, fifty-one to forty-two.

    The Good Fight

  • At forty-two, Lena Macy is standing at major a crossroads in her life.


  • “My very existence might not have been possible had it not been for some of the folks here today,” Obama told the civil rights veterans gathered to mark the events of “Bloody Sunday” forty-two years prior.

    Deconstructing Obama

  • The left-handed Spahn, forty-two years of age, began his career in 1942, five years before Jackie Robinson integrated the game.

    One Season

  • Some had survived forty-two months of captivity and told of watching friends die slowly.

    A Covert Affair

  • By mid-November 1941, Phillips had forty-two agents scattered in a dozen countries, but they were an odd lot with questionable spying skills: an ex-Treasury officer in Bulgaria, a museum curator in Iran, a National Geographic editor in Afghanistan, an American roaming France whose only qualifications were that he had lived there many years and spoke “perfect French,” Phillips told Donovan.

    Wild Bill Donovan


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  • See 42 for an extended discussion.

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  • The answer to life, the universe, and everything (according to The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy).

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