- a cardinal number, 40 plus 3.
- a symbol for this number, as 43 or XLIII.
- a set of this many persons or things.
- amounting to 43 in number.
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Examples from the Web for forty-three
The Orioles had won thirty-three of forty-three games, to tie Milwaukee for first place on the season's next-to-last day.Will the Real Jim Palmer Please Stand Up
September 27, 2014
Three hundred and forty-three firefighters were gone, and he told us the FDNY “was stronger than we were before.”Rudy Giuliani on His 9/11 Bluff, the Museum Controversy and the Rise of ISIS
September 11, 2014
Forty-three percent of American Jews have been to Israel, 23 percent more than once.The Vulnerability of American Rabbis
Rabbi Jonah Geffen
November 8, 2013
Forty-three percent say they would vote for Obama while 38 percent say they would vote for Clinton.
Forty-three states require parental consent or notice before a minor obtains an abortion.The Truth About Abortion
June 2, 2009
No regular census has ever been made on the island; but in 1907 there were forty-three inhabitants.The Island Mystery
George A. Birmingham
Marcus Mezzerow felt the weight of forty-three years roll away.Mezzerow Loves Company
Floyd L. Wallace
A quarter of a mile in, we sounded a second time, and had forty-three fathoms.
The wind had died out, and they had dropped the anchor in forty-three fathoms.
Here we find forty-three Catholics and twenty-five Protestants.Home Rule