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[fif-tee-wuhn] /ˈfɪf tiˈwʌn/
a cardinal number, 50 plus 1.
a symbol for this number, as 51 or LI.
a set of this many persons or things.
amounting to 51 in number. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The fate of any single company could be determined by the ownership of not over fifty-one per cent of its stock.

    The New Nation Frederic L. Paxson
  • But at last, at a height of fifty-one miles, her ceiling had been reached.

    The Black Star Passes John W Campbell
  • The shock which he had undergone had aged him much, and at fifty-one he looked as old as many men of sixty.

  • Glory and the field-marshal's baton, after fifty-one years of hard work!

    How to Succeed Orison Swett Marden
  • I only meant that I am fifty-one, and that to me both of you—Read it all in some book or other; I cannot put things clearly.

    Howards End E. M. Forster
  • One school is in operation at the agency, with an attendance of fifty-one scholars.

    The Indian Question (1874) Francis A. Walker
  • Now, if you have kept track of the closets you will see that we number only fifty-one.

    The House With Sixty Closets Frank Samuel Child
  • (p. 158) He was then fifty-one years of age, and Shakespeare forty-eight.

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