- a cardinal number, 50 plus 3.
- a symbol for this number, as 53 or LIII.
- a set of this many persons or things.
- amounting to 53 in number.
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Examples from the Web for fifty-three
Fifty-three percent of Republicans said yes and 38 percent said no.Why We Get the Police State We Deserve—and What We Can Do to Fix That
June 11, 2013
Fifty-three straight polls, and 18 out of 20, could be wrong.Michael Tomasky on the Coming Post-Election GOP Freak Out
November 4, 2012
They ordered us to our feet instantly, and we counted off one by one, stopping at fifty-three.Navy Seal Training: The Start of Hell Week
Marcus Luttrell, Patrick Robinson
May 8, 2011
In that region the Russians captured fifty-three officers and 2,200 men.
The number of peers of the realm in England at this time was fifty-three.Queen Elizabeth
He has been, he says, fifty-three days in prison, and really he looks wretched.Tony Butler
Charles James Lever
She must now be somewhere in the fifties—let's see—fifty-three, I think.The Ideal
Stanley Grauman Weinbaum
Mattioli would have been sixty-three; Dauger cannot have been under fifty-three.The Valet's Tragedy and Other Stories