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thirty-nine

[thur-tee-nahyn] /ˈθɜr tiˈnaɪn/
noun
1.
a cardinal number, 30 plus 9.
2.
a symbol for this number, as 39 or XXXIX.
3.
a set of this many persons or things.
adjective
4.
amounting to 39 in number.
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  • He cleared the water thirty-nine times before he gave up leaping.

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  • That meant they had expended thirty-nine in the last charge alone.

    Blazed Trail Stories Stewart Edward White
  • On that day two rods caught thirty-nine sea-trout, weighing forty pounds.

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  • With an alphabet of thirty-nine letters, but it is harsh and guttural.

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  • There were present on this occasion thirty-nine persons, or three Covens.

    The Witch-cult in Western Europe Margaret Alice Murray
  • John's gospel, seventh chapter, verses thirty-seven to thirty-nine.

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  • In 1843 he graduated, ranking twenty-first in a class of thirty-nine.

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  • How should I fret to mangle every line, In reverence to the sins of thirty-nine!

    Essay on Man Alexander Pope
  • This was thirty-nine feet of water, and we were in no danger yet.

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