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forty-three

[fawr-tee-three] /ˈfɔr tiˈθri/
noun
1.
a cardinal number, 40 plus 3.
2.
a symbol for this number, as 43 or XLIII.
3.
a set of this many persons or things.
adjective
4.
amounting to 43 in number.
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Examples for forty-three
  • forty-three years ago, a vast honeycomb of coal mines at the edge of the town caught fire.
  • She may have won the gold medal forty-three years ago, but she has still got it.
  • forty-three revealed impressions of basketry and textiles.
  • The moon performs its revolution in that orbit in twenty-seven days, seven hours, forty-three minutes.
  • Fred junior became an alcoholic and died at age forty-three.
  • It was a town of forty-three thousand people, surrounded by seas of corn.
  • Barry looked no more than thirty years old in the picture, although he was forty-three.
  • Over the next eight years he added forty-three new outlets.
  • The oldest was forty-three and the youngest looked about fifteen.
  • The result is a forty-three-story paradox: an understated palazzo.

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