- a cardinal number, 40 plus 7.
- a symbol for this number, as 47 or XLVII.
- a set of this many persons or things.
- amounting to 47 in number.
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Examples from the Web for forty-seven
Then, at six minutes and forty-seven seconds of the third period, that thing happened for which the Detroit hockey fans wait.Gordie Howe Hockey’s Greatest War Horse
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On the first day alone at least forty-seven persons were injured and sixty to seventy cars stoned.How We Built the Ghettos
March 13, 2014
In November 1990, forty-seven women drove in the Kingdom and were summarily arrested.Prince Naif’s War On Saudi Liberals And How Obama Is Abetting The Crackdown
November 11, 2011
Pitt: How many player evaluations did I ask you for?Hill: ThreePitt: How many did you do?Hill: Forty-seven.Good Movie, Bad Baseball
September 29, 2011
Forty-seven of 50 Senate Democrats and 197 of 210 House Democrats backed NCLB; 94 percent in both cases.The GOP’s One-Sided War on Dems
September 9, 2011
The Dardanelles, from end to end, have a length of forty-seven miles.
Eighteen forty-four, forty-five, forty-six—here it is—forty-seven.A Son of Hagar</p>
Sir Hall Caine
Forty-seven bishops have sat upon the episcopal throne of Bristol.England, Picturesque and Descriptive
In all six hundred and forty-seven pieces we carried to where they now rest.The Web of the Golden Spider</p>
Frederick Orin Bartlett
Of the Uhlans forty-seven were killed, and nineteen wounded remained on the ground.The Young Franc Tireurs
G. A. Henty