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fourthly

[fawrth-lee, fohrth-] /ˈfɔrθ li, ˈfoʊrθ-/
adverb
1.
in the fourth place; fourth.
Origin of fourthly
1520-1530
First recorded in 1520-30; fourth + -ly
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  • fourthly, the position of the head which the nature of fructification requires.

  • fourthly, your animating and assisting of others to such endeuours.

    A New Orchard And Garden William Lawson
  • fourthly and lastly, I come to the commission on international credits.

    The Paper Moneys of Europe Francis W. Hirst
  • fourthly, the meaning of the allusion to a sixth class, which is not further investigated.

    Philebus Plato
  • fourthly, the external conditions of perfection,—health and the goods of life.

    Philebus Plato
  • It is like 'fourthly' and 'fifthly' in a sermon: you never know where it may lead you.

    Molly Bawn Margaret Wolfe Hamilton
  • fourthly, there is tradition, giving her name to all those forms.

    Ariadne Florentina John Ruskin
  • fourthly, those who exposed themselves to the sun, suffered most.

  • fourthly, brave that we may not be morbid and gloomy and thus depress them.

    Peak's Island Ford Paul

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