The uniformed men took the four of them to a house, lined them up against a wall and shot them, he said.
I mean, I do end up writing, but in a twelve hour writing day, I have about four hours of actual writing.
With both commanders down and the crowd advancing on them, the border police opened fire, killing four Palestinians.
The actors perform these scenes for four, sometimes six hour, stints and are “exhausted,” he adds, by the end of their shifts.
The book thus has an attractive double “empathy,” a word that appears in all four parts.
Next, he organized a church with four other men who had come from America.
Two mice were turned into footmen; four grasshoppers into white horses.
four companies of dragoons were passing through the town at a trot.
For an instant Clif thought of charging the battery—with four men.
They were now more than four thousand miles distant from the mouth of the Missouri.
Old English feower, from Proto-Germanic *petwor- (cf. Old Saxon fiwar, Old Frisian fiuwer, Frankish *fitter-, Dutch and German vier, Old Norse fjorir, Danish fire, Swedish fyra, Gothic fidwor "four"), from PIE *kwetwer- "four" (cf. Sanskrit catvarah, Avestan čathwaro, Persian čatvar, Greek tessares, Latin quattuor, Oscan petora, Old Church Slavonic četyre, Lithuanian keturi, Old Irish cethir, Welsh pedwar). The phonetic evolution of the Germanic forms has not been fully explained.
Slang four-eyes "person who wears glasses" first recorded 1874. Four-letter word first attested 1934; four-letter man, however, is recorded from 1923 (as a euphemism for a shit). A four-in-hand (1793) was a carriage with four horses driven by one person; in the sense of "loosely tied necktie" it is attested from 1892. To study The History of the Four Kings (1760, cf. French Livres des Quatre Rois) contains euphemistic slang phrase for "a pack of cards" from the time when card-playing was considered a wicked pastime for students. Slang 4-1-1 "essential information" (by 1993) is from the telephone number called to get customer information.