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Forty Hours

noun
1.
a Roman Catholic devotion in which the Blessed Sacrament is exposed for veneration for 40 hours by the churches of a diocese sequentially for two-day periods.
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  • He had not eaten in Forty Hours, and he was weak with hunger.

    White Fang Jack London
  • He had been in the saddle Forty Hours, changing horses five times.

  • More than Forty Hours have passed since I ate that last quarter biscuit.

    The Ocean Waifs Mayne Reid
  • The drop down to Singapore from the Catwick is about Forty Hours.

    The Pagan Madonna Harold MacGrath
  • If you consent to write that letter you will be free in eight and Forty Hours.

    The Slave of Silence Fred M. White
  • The doctors were here this morning, they give her Forty Hours.

  • Make up your mind, pray, to stay for the next eight and Forty Hours.

    The King's Esquires George Manville Fenn
  • Forty Hours or thereabouts had elapsed since then, yet there was no sign of help.

    The Congo Rovers Harry Collingwood
  • As God is my judge, I have not tasted food for eight and Forty Hours!

    Roughing It Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)

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