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

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  • adj. being nine more than thirty


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  • 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

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

    The Panic Virus

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

    Roseanne Archy

  • 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.


  • At thirty-nine, she had been convinced that it was over for her and had basically given up on dating.

    The Law of Happiness

  • From 1920 through 2003, the Yankees won thirty-nine American League pennants and twenty-six World Series championships, compared to only four pennants for the Red Sox.

    One Season

  • And there, on the bottom, as I should know, for I have seen and counted them, are the thirty-nine lava rocks thrown in by the Water Baby as I have described.


  • And the thirty-nine sharks measured tails, devouring the one with the shortest tail, so that there were only thirty-eight sharks.



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