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[thur-tee-nahyn] /ˈθɜr tiˈnaɪn/
a cardinal number, 30 plus 9.
a symbol for this number, as 39 or XXXIX.
a set of this many persons or things.
amounting to 39 in number. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • thirty-nine members were to be allowed to each province, and distributed without any great alteration of the existing boundaries.

  • This was thirty-nine feet of water, and we were in no danger yet.

    Up the River Oliver Optic
  • "Send us more men," they said, and from the western front four divisions containing thirty-nine battalions were sent to them.

    Now It Can Be Told Philip Gibbs
  • Later on I was told that thirty-nine of its members were Albanians.

  • Of course I shall be as awkward as possible, and no doubt I shall make thirty-nine enemies.

    Letters to an Unknown Prosper Mrime
  • It was in 1870 that Jules de Goncourt died at the age of thirty-nine.

    Rene Mauperin Edmond de Goncourt and Jules de Goncourt
  • He married another wife, and for thirty-nine years held the living of Eakring, where he died on March 7, 1708.

  • We reached Liangan July 31st with two hundred and thirty-nine men.

  • They fell in and around the fortifications, destroyed buildings, cut the levee, and killed fourteen men and wounded thirty-nine.

    The Hero of Manila Rossiter Johnson

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