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fifty-nine

[fif-tee-nahyn] /ˈfɪf tiˈnaɪn/
noun
1.
a cardinal number, 50 plus 9.
2.
a symbol for this number, as 59 or LIX.
3.
a set of this many persons or things.
adjective
4.
amounting to 59 in number.
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  • Captain Hall was fifty-nine years of age at the time of his demise.

    Mary-'Gusta Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Eighteen hundred and fifty-nine was the year of Adelina Patti's début.

    Annals of Music in America Henry Charles Lahee
  • Seventy-four men, eighty-one women, and fifty-nine children, to be exact?

    Image of the Gods Alan Edward Nourse
  • He was then just fifty-nine years old, for he was killed the day after his birthday.

  • There are fifty-nine other "embellishments," and, inserted between pp.

    The Works of Lord Byron, Vol. 7. George Gordon Byron
  • The imprisoned Huguenots—men and women—were fifty-nine in number.

    The Huguenots in France Samuel Smiles.
  • These terms were accepted, and Haydn set out for London, at the age of fifty-nine.

    The Violin George Hart

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