Examples from the Web for fifteen
Bob Cratchit, the clerk who is the father of Tiny Tim and who meekly serves Scrooge, is paid fifteen shillings a week.
Fifteen people were killed, more than 200 were injured, and more than 300 families lost their homes.Heed the Warnings: Why We’re on the Brink of Mass Extinction|Sean B. Carroll|November 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Fifteen years later, the same communities had returned for the annual celebration, as most had year after year.
Fifteen years after its last execution, Pennsylvania is finding it difficult to fire up its death machine again.
Fifteen percent of all 911 calls involve a person with a physical or mental disability.
As resident physician for over fifteen years, I had learned patience in these matters.Unbegotten Child|Winston Marks
It was thirty-five feet long by fifteen broad, and twenty-two feet high.Kate Carnegie and Those Ministers|Ian Maclaren
You have fifteen rum-shops to meet before you get back to your wife and child.A Singular Life|Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
Had a war over here not long ago, I understand—somethin' like ten or fifteen years ago.Graustark|George Barr McCutcheon
Yes, I am proud of my dear daughter whom I have not seen in fifteen years.The Girls at Mount Morris|Amanda Minnie Douglas
British Dictionary definitions for fifteen (1 of 2)
- amounting to fifteenfifteen jokes
- (as pronoun)fifteen of us danced
Word Origin for fifteen
British Dictionary definitions for fifteen (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for fifteen
Old English fiftyne, from fif "five" (see five) + tyne (see -teen). Cf. Old Saxon fiftein, Old Frisian fiftine, Old Norse fimtan, Swedish femton, Dutch vijftien, German fünfzehn, Gothic fimftaihun "fifteen." French quinze, Italian quindici "fifteen" are from Latin quindecim (see Quatorze).