Definitions

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  • adj. By a multiple of forty; by forty times as much or as many.
  • adv. By a factor of forty.

Etymologies

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forty +‎ -fold

Examples

  • I would later learn from a New York Times Magazine cover article that there has been a fortyfold increase in the diagnosis in recent years—a whopping 4,000 percent increase since the mid-1990s, according to National Public Radio.

    The Dark Side of Innocence

  • Using these figures, there was a fortyfold increase in incentives in the highest tax bracket versus the lowest tax bracket per dollar of static revenue loss when Kennedy cut tax rates.

    RETURN TO PROSPERITY

  • The wonderful people I worked with would increase their efforts tenfold, fortyfold if they had to, whatever it took to take care of the troops.

    Talking with Dr. Chris Coppola, author of "Coppola: A Pediatric Surgeon in Iraq"

  • Its chief academic cheerleader, Harvard child psychiatrist Joseph Biederman, who headed its center at Mass Gen, has been benched for apparent psychopathology-for-pay schemes under which he increased the diagnosis of pediatric bipolar disorder fortyfold.

    Fragile: Handle with Risperdal

  • The relevant chapter of my Climbing Mount Improbable is called “The fortyfold Path to Enlightenment” in honour of the fact that, far from being difficult to evolve, the eye has evolved at least 40 times independently around the animal kingdom.

    Richard Dawkins: God's Gift to Kansas

  • Some sites, like myhealthdirective. com, saw traffic jump as much as fortyfold.

    HEALTH: RULES TO LIVE (AND DIE) BY

  • And achieving a superambitious goal of $2 million a fortyfold increase in less than ten years would require maximum use of his resources.

    Creating Wealth

  • China has been imposing tariffs and quotas on its rare earth exports for the last several years, curtailing global supplies and forcing prices to rise eightfold to fortyfold during that period for the various 17 rare earth elements.

    NYT > Home Page

  • China has been imposing tariffs and quotas on its rare earth exports for several years, curtailing global supplies and forcing prices to rise eightfold to fortyfold during that period for the various 17 rare earth elements.

    NYT > Home Page

  • PEPFAR's biggest single success story is the fortyfold increase in the number of Africans receiving life-prolonging medication in the past five years.

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