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[fawrt-nahyt-lee] /ˈfɔrtˌnaɪt li/
occurring or appearing once a fortnight.
once a fortnight.
noun, plural fortnightlies.
a periodical issued every two weeks.
Origin of fortnightly
1790-1800; fortnight + -ly Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • This poem appeared in the January number of the fortnightly Review for 1881.

  • One day he told me that he had received fifteen pounds for an article for The fortnightly.

    My Life Josiah Flynt
  • The first chapter is indeed a reprint of a eugenic article published in the fortnightly Review as far back as 1872.

    Parenthood and Race Culture Caleb Williams Saleeby
  • We can joke about ourselves and our traditions as we do in The fortnightly Philistine.

    A Book of Bryn Mawr Stories Marian T. MacIntosh
  • It is well to mention also that a fortnightly warm bath may be indulged in to advantage.

    American Football Walter Camp
  • What was written in the fortnightly (1865-66) is marked by signature.

  • But the only real reason for complaint lay in the new system of fortnightly pay.

    The Barrier Allen French
  • Spend a day at Syra, and then take the fortnightly French steamer for Beyrout.

    How to Travel Thomas W. Knox
  • This was the point of fortnightly rendezvous for the four trappers--the junction point of all their trails.

    The Gaunt Gray Wolf Dillon Wallace
British Dictionary definitions for fortnightly


occurring or appearing once each fortnight
once a fortnight
noun (pl) -lies
a publication issued at intervals of two weeks
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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