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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

The number after thirty-nine.

Usage examples (38)
  • She wanted to stay thirty-nine forever; forty seemed so old.
  • The "old Earl" was his grandfather, Edward Stanley, who had held the title forty-two years, and died in 1776, at the age of eighty-seven.
  • 'For a politician forty is young,' said Farnborough.
  • "Put a girdle round about the earth in forty minutes." for more
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  • The professor's "forte" (what one does best) is lecturing about the single battle that was "fought" (past tense of fight) at the "fort" (a stronghold, a fortress) that was "forty" (40) miles from the college.
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