[ fif-tee-siks ]


  1. a cardinal number, 50 plus 6.
  2. a symbol for this number, as 56 or LVI.
  3. a set of this many persons or things.


  1. amounting to 56 in number.

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Fifty-six grizzlies were known to die in 2012—rough numbers that probably represent about half of actual mortality.

Fifty-six percent of those surveyed believed the “website glitches” are “part of a broader problem with the health care law.”

“Fifty-six percent of university graduates are women,” she says.

And in these two instances—separated by ninety-two blocks and fifty-six years—it was they who died in the attempt.

Fifty-six percent of likely voters are inclined to vote for a Republican, 38 percent for a Democrat.

Hence the souls of the natives cared for in the said bishopric of Camarines amount to fifty-six thousand eight hundred.

Great alterations were said to have been made in schedule A: fifty-one boroughs out of fifty-six remained as before.

The last of the fifty-six boroughs to be disfranchised was Amersham, and Mr. Croker moved that Midhurst should take its place.

He was now fifty-six years of age, depressed and melancholy in view of his failure with princes.

The fourth, also, was carried on a division by a majority of three hundred and eighteen against fifty-six.


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