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[fawr-tee-siks] /ˈfɔr tiˈsɪks/
a cardinal number, 40 plus 6.
a symbol for this number, as 46 or XLVI.
a set of this many persons or things.
amounting to 46 in number. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • I have heard my father say that trade was never so brisk as in 'forty-six, when they were down this way.

    Micah Clarke Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Eighteen forty-four, forty-five, forty-six—here it is—forty-seven.

    A Son of Hagar

    Sir Hall Caine
  • Damage to furniture in settin'-room, forty-six pauls and a half.

    One Of Them Charles James Lever
  • I should call you—let me see—a matter of forty-five or forty-six, sir.

    Davenport Dunn, Volume 1 (of 2) Charles James Lever
  • He looks active, alert, and I'd not guess him above forty-six, or seven.

    Luttrell Of Arran Charles James Lever
  • After that it's twenty-three, forty-six, double time for yours.

    Garrison's Finish W. B. M. Ferguson
  • Three hundred and forty-six have been translated into German.

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