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[fawrth-lee, fohrth-] /ˈfɔrθ li, ˈfoʊrθ-/
in the fourth place; fourth.
Origin of fourthly
1520-30; fourth + -ly Unabridged
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Examples from the web for fourthly
  • fourthly because it had the predictable effect of weakening the case for a blockade rather than strengthening it.
  • fourthly, we'll reduce the pollution, and the costs of dealing with the health effects of breathing oil pollution.
  • fourthly, of the acquired and useful abilities of all the inhabitants or members of the society.
  • fourthly, pigeons have been watched and tended with the utmost care, and loved by many people.
  • fourthly, that he shall be in his chamber or house invisible.
  • fourthly, for that which may concern the sovereign and estate.
  • fourthly, both parties are into getting re-elected, not solving complex financial issues.
  • fourthly, there's a difference between hunger and dystrophy.
  • fourthly, linking land-use with public transport is advocated for effective sustainable development.
  • fourthly, the system of government has nothing to do with it.
British Dictionary definitions for fourthly


adjective (usually prenominal)
  1. coming after the third in order, position, time, etc. Often written: 4th
  2. (as noun): the fourth in succession
denoting the fourth forward ratio of a gearbox in motor vehicles
  1. the interval between one note and another four notes away from it counting inclusively along the diatonic scale
  2. one of two notes constituting such an interval in relation to the other See also perfect (sense 9), interval (sense 5), diminished (sense 2)
the fourth forward ratio of a gearbox in a motor vehicle: he changed into fourth as soon as he had passed me
a less common word for quarter (sense 2)
after the third person, position, event, etc
sentence connector
as the fourth point: linking what follows with the previous statements, as in a speech or argument
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