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twenty-four

[twen-tee-fawr, -fohr, twuhn-] /ˈtwɛn tiˈfɔr, -ˈfoʊr, ˈtwʌn-/
noun
1.
a cardinal number, 20 plus 4.
2.
a symbol for this number, as 24 or XXIV.
3.
a set of this many persons or things.
adjective
4.
amounting to 24 in number.
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  • twenty-four hours have now passed, and we are still tossing about on the ocean.

    Brave and Bold Horatio Alger
  • How many hours in the twenty-four do you devote to your needle?

    Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9) Samuel Richardson
  • He rests it seems not above six hours in the twenty-four—any more than you.

    Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9) Samuel Richardson
  • "I wish I was a constable for twenty-four hours," cried Mrs. Bartlett.

  • After twenty-four years they still mourned the little one they had lost.

    The Dream Emile Zola

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