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[fawr-tee-sev-uh n] /ˈfɔr tiˈsɛv ən/
a cardinal number, 40 plus 7.
a symbol for this number, as 47 or XLVII.
a set of this many persons or things.
amounting to 47 in number. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • In Mexico, during its 99 years of independence, there have been forty-seven rulers and eighty-seven administrations.

    Self-Determining Haiti James Weldon Johnson
  • She was a woman of about forty-seven, with fair faded hair and a young figure.

    The Long Run Edith Wharton
  • His balancing poles of ash wood varied in length and were of three sections, and weighed from thirty-seven to forty-seven pounds.

    The Niagara River Archer Butler Hulbert
  • Peter Hope was forty-seven, so he said, a dreamer and a scholar.

    Tommy and Co. Jerome K. Jerome
  • The total casualties of the Alabama are not known, estimated at forty-seven—a striking contrast to the three of the Kearsarge.

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