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  • n. The number after twenty-one and before twenty-three. Represented in Arabic digits as 22.
  • n. A .22 calibre pistol or rifle

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. being two more than twenty
  • n. the cardinal number that is the sum of twenty-one and one
  • n. a .22 caliber firearm (pistol or rifle)


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  • The plastic chairs lining the perimeter of the musty, airless room eventually fill as twenty-two girls and their two facilitators, one of whom is Elena Martínez, the parish receptionist, wander in.

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  • Within weeks attorneys general from twenty-two states had signed on, and we submitted our brief to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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  • In 1967 twenty-two states, plus Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia, had banned housing discrimination.

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  • Testifying before a congressional committee in 1916 on the moral content of his films, Laemmle reported that he had sent a survey to twenty-two thousand theater owners titled “What Do You Want?”

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  • At this point I had written twenty-two hefty checks to the James Gang, and others to Harry Teague.

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  • A few days later, the Swiss learned that the Thais had retrieved a computer containing twenty-two thousand files, which they copied onto a CD and sent to Switzerland.


  • I worked for the same company for twenty-two years until I was laid off last year.

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  • And in 1979, when he was twenty-two, bin Laden himself traveled to the United States with his wife Najwa and their two infant sons.

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  • What was remarkable was that he started out as a colonel in command at the age of twenty-two.

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  • Bobby was now twenty-two and on his second tour inAfghanistan.

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