- a cardinal number, 40 plus 9.
- a symbol for this number, as 49 or XLIX.
- a set of this many persons or things.
- amounting to 49 in number.
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Examples from the Web for forty-nine
Forty-nine percent of whites said it is widespread, while 48 percent said it was not widespread.Fact-Checking the Sunday Shows, May 4
May 4, 2014
Forty-nine were sentenced to death, but only one, Pvt. Eddie Slovik, was actually executed.Judge Not the Deserters
May 26, 2013
Forty-nine percent said the House would stay with the Republicans.Poll: Daily Beast Readers on Obama Approval, GOP & Odds of a Romney Win
September 7, 2012
Forty-nine years ago today, 200,000 civil-rights advocates marched on Washington—peacefully.March on Washington Anniversary: a Lesson for Change
August 28, 2012
Forty-nine percent of voters now view Romney unfavorably, while 40 percent view him in a favorable light.What Mitt Romney Needs To Do in Tampa
August 9, 2012
Then he'll look at the other forty-nine crates and say, 'Oh, Hell!'The Harbor
It was Father Sergius's sixth year as a recluse, and he was now forty-nine.Father Sergius
So that our majority of forty-nine was a close thing, though not so close as we expected.Ireland as It Is
Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
Whittier, John Greenleaf, portrait at age of forty-nine, from 95 to 97.Whittier-land
Samuel T. Pickard
Wan hunder an' forty-nine an' a half—bad luck to ye, Discobolus!"Captains Courageous"