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[fif-tee-fahyv] /ˈfɪf tiˈfaɪv/
a cardinal number, 50 plus 5.
a symbol for this number, as 55 or LV.
a set of this many persons or things.
amounting to 55 in number. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The beautiful bed of a beautiful lady, and only fifty-five offered for it!

    The Eternal City Hall Caine
  • The politician for whom the voter had voted got in by five hundred and fifty-five votes.

    Alarms and Discursions G. K. Chesterton
  • How was this for a tongue-twister—say five hundred and fifty-five francs in French!

    Jimmie Higgins Upton Sinclair
  • So Perrault, then just fifty-five, slid quietly from his service in the year 1683.

  • He was going on fifty-five, and had been at sea for thirty-eight years.

    Aliens William McFee
  • The prisoner was a man of about fifty-five, with a sallow, cunning face.

  • Another is mentioned as having been found in Bolivia in 1730, weighing fifty-five pounds troy.

    Under the Southern Cross Maturin M. Ballou
  • I offered him to trade back agin for one hundred and fifty-five.

    The Pioneers James Fenimore Cooper

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