- a cardinal number, 50 plus 9.
- a symbol for this number, as 59 or LIX.
- a set of this many persons or things.
- amounting to 59 in number.
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Examples from the Web for fifty-nine
Fifty-nine former diplomats from both parties signed a letter urging Bush not to name Bolton.Kelly Ayotte, Torture Queen
November 28, 2012
Fifty-nine percent say the U.S. should stay out of a war between Israel and Iran.Why Obama Has Gone on Political Offensive Against Romney Over Iran
September 25, 2012
Some fifty-nine more were shot, making the incident the largest mass shooting in U.S. history.Colorado Shooting: Police Cautious Entering Suspect's Apartment
The Daily Beast
July 21, 2012
Captain Hall was fifty-nine years of age at the time of his demise.Mary-'Gusta
Joseph C. Lincoln
Eighteen hundred and fifty-nine was the year of Adelina Patti's début.Annals of Music in America
Henry Charles Lahee
Seventy-four men, eighty-one women, and fifty-nine children, to be exact?Image of the Gods
Alan Edward Nourse
He was then just fifty-nine years old, for he was killed the day after his birthday.The Boys' and Girls' Plutarch
There are fifty-nine other "embellishments," and, inserted between pp.The Works of Lord Byron, Vol. 7.
George Gordon Byron