noun, plural fif·ties.
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Example sentences from the Web for fifty
Throughout the fifties, in city after city, fluoridation became the subject of fierce debate.
I struck up a conversation with a man in his fifties or sixties who had a Brooklyn accent.
PANKISI GORGE, Georgia—The mother of martyrs, a woman in her fifties, is delicately beautiful and visibly in pain.
An earthquake finally destroyed the town in the Fifties, but it really started to die when the Christian population was deported.
“Oh, they are with us,” said the leader of the group, a man in his fifties, dressed in camouflage, wearing a peaked military cap.
She had heard in books of girls writing poetry, romance, history—gaining fifties and hundreds.The Daisy Chain|Charlotte Yonge
During the fifties the celebrated singing master Piccioli was living in Petersburg.The Life & Letters of Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky|Modeste Tchaikovsky
His misconception of Piedmontese policy throughout the fifties is a yet stronger illustration of distorted vision.The Life of Mazzini|Bolton King
He was a man in his fifties, heavy-set, with a stern, swarthy face.The Status Civilization|Robert Sheckley
Tell us how you managed the Irish Brigade in France in the fifties.My New Curate|P.A. Sheehan
British Dictionary definitions for fifty
noun plural -ties
- amounting to fiftyfifty people
- (as pronoun)fifty should be sufficient