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  • noun The cardinal number immediately following thirty-eight and preceding forty.

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  • adjective being nine more than thirty

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Examples

  • At the time of the attack on Pearl Harbor, thirty-nine thousand nisei American-born children of Japanese immigrants in Hawaii and eighteen thousand in California were enrolled in Japanese-language schools.

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • George Bonanno and colleagues assessed thirty-nine bereaved people and found that those with the strongest “continuing bonds” also had the most elevated grief symptoms up to five years after the loss, suggesting that an ongoing attachment to the dead could be, just as Freud originally thought, unhealthy.

    The Truth About Grief

  • She tapped at her controls, and then, in a quieter voice, said, “Eleven dead, thirty-nine wounded.”

    Star Trek: Typhon Pact: Rough Beasts of Empire

  • At thirty-nine he remained single, most believing his story that he was too focused on his career and unwilling to subject a wife and family to such a rolling stone existence, but there was something about his personality that kept Lena from wanting to know him any better.

    I.O.U.

  • We had three children in thirty-nine months again with the “white trash” labels!

    Roseanne Archy

  • By the mid-1970s, thirty-nine other states had followed suit.

    The Panic Virus

  • George Bonanno and colleagues assessed thirty-nine bereaved people and found that those with the strongest “continuing bonds” also had the most elevated grief symptoms up to five years after the loss, suggesting that an ongoing attachment to the dead could be, just as Freud originally thought, unhealthy.

    The Truth About Grief

  • She tapped at her controls, and then, in a quieter voice, said, “Eleven dead, thirty-nine wounded.”

    Star Trek: Typhon Pact: Rough Beasts of Empire

  • She tapped at her controls, and then, in a quieter voice, said, “Eleven dead, thirty-nine wounded.”

    Star Trek: Typhon Pact: Rough Beasts of Empire

  • By the mid-1970s, thirty-nine other states had followed suit.

    The Panic Virus

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