from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A .38-caliber revolver.

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  • n. The cardinal number immediately following thirty-seven and preceding thirty-nine.

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  • adj. being eight more than thirty


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  • Lyons estimates that in Philadelphia alone, in the years 1767 to 1776, one in roughly thirty-eight adults was parent to an illegitimate child.

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • By 2006, after a series of amendments, the law protected 165 rivers in thirty-eight states, including the Snake River in Idaho, the Black Butte in California, and the Musconetcong in New Jersey.

    The Good Fight

  • Democrats picked up thirty-eight seats in Congress, so that in 1965 we convened holding a two-thirds majority in the House and a staggering margin of sixty-eight to thirty-two in the Senate.

    The Good Fight

  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar would turn thirty-eight years old in April of that season.

    One Season

  • Anxious, tense and fatigued from a cross-country flight and their epic struggle a mere thirty-eight hours earlier, both teams began the game blowing easy layup opportunities.

    One Season

  • Completely frustrated by everything green and lugging slowly up and down the court, a dispirited Abdul-Jabbar was made to look his age thirty-eight by Parish, who motored from baseline to baseline.

    One Season

  • Of the thirty-eight speech passages from 2005 to 2006 that found their way into Audacity, the Obama faithful are forced to believe that Obama wrote all of them.

    Deconstructing Obama

  • He found thirty-eight passages from Obama speeches delivered in 2005 or 2006 that appear virtually word for word as ordinary text in Audacity.

    Deconstructing Obama

  • She read through the five counts and all thirty-eight charges, spelled out “in barbarous, presumably legal language” over twenty pages.

    A Covert Affair

  • A total of thirty-eight “overt acts” of espionage were listed in the indictment.

    A Covert Affair


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