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[fif-tee-fifth or, often, -fith] /ˈfɪf tiˈfɪfθ or, often, -ˈfɪθ/
next after the fifty-fourth; being the ordinal number for 55.
being one of 55 equal parts.
a fifty-fifth part, especially of one (1/55).
the fifty-fifth member of a series. Unabridged
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  • His death occurred on August 13, 1759, in the fifty-fifth year of his age.

    Shadows of the Stage William Winter
  • She did not long survive him, but died on February 4, 1887, at Mentone in her fifty-fifth year.

  • He died in the fifty-fifth year of his age, and the twenty-fifth of his reign.

  • This same view was given in his fifty-fifth Lecture, published in the "Lancet" in 1834.

    On the Origin of Species Charles Darwin
  • This continued from her fiftieth to her fifty-fifth year, and then gradually subsided.

    Psychotherapy James J. Walsh
  • He died at Prague on October 24, 1601, when in his fifty-fifth year.

  • In the rear of it, on fifty-fifth street, is his stable, a large and tasteful edifice of brick.

  • He died February 2nd, 1804, at Meadow Garden, in the fifty-fifth year of his life.

    Revolutionary Reader Sophie Lee Foster
  • The civil and literary Chronology of Greece, from the fifty-fifth to the hundred and twenty-fourth Olympiad.

    A Manual of Ancient History A. H. L. (Arnold Hermann Ludwig) Heeren
  • It must be remembered that when he entered Parliament, in 1829, he had entered into his fifty-fifth year.

    Bits of Blarney R. Shelton Mackenzie

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