next after the forty-seventh; being the ordinal number for 48.
being one of 48 equal parts.
a forty-eighth part, especially of one (1/48).
the forty-eighth member of a series.
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How to use forty-eighth in a sentence
This pretty charmer was in her forty-eighth year when he married her, he being then twenty-seven.Autobiography, Letters and Literary Remains of Mrs. Piozzi (Thrale) (2nd ed.) (2 vols.) | Mrs. Hester Lynch Piozzi
Witnessed myself, at Lewes, on May the third, in the forty-eighth year of our reign.The Outlaw of Torn | Edgar Rice Burroughs
“Oh,” said Mrs. Flicker to her husband, as she swallowed the six hundred-and-forty-eighth Ant since sunrise.Dooryard Stories | Clara Dillingham Pierson
Colonel Sullivan, of the forty-eighth Ohio, was wounded, but continued at the head of his men.Life of Wm. Tecumseh Sherman. | W. Fletcher Johnson
With solemn brevity does the prophet Jeremiah refer to this custom in the forty-eighth chapter, and the thirty-eighth verse.The Syrian Christ | Abraham Mitrie Rihbany