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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. 2016.
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  • He drank in each of the places visited—total drinks, forty-six in four hours.

  • He graduated in 1829, being second in rank in a class of forty-six.

    America First Various
  • He told me the other day that he had been a garçon for forty-six years, which seemed rather a long boyhood.

    What Katy Did Next Susan Coolidge
  • They do so still; but the pout of a woman of forty-six no longer fascinates.

    They and I Jerome K. Jerome
  • We were now approximately one hundred and forty-six miles from land.

    The North Pole Robert E. Peary
  • His grandfather, Anthony West, made forty-six voyages between 1801 and 1847.

  • He remained in the hospital under the care of Dr. Turney, to whom I am indebted for notes of the case, forty-six days.

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