- 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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Examples from the Web for forty-eighth
They suffered severely, especially the Forty-eighth Division.
The Forty-eighth are coming; here they are,—support them, Fourteenth.Charles O'Malley, The Irish Dragoon, Volume 1 (of 2)
He died on the 26th of December 1530 in his forty-eighth year.
He only, in the forty-eighth argument, says, that there will be a resurrection of the flesh.Pagan Origin of Partialist Doctrines
John Claudius Pitrat
He died in the seventy-sixth year of his age, and in the forty-eighth of his reign.The Lusiad
Lus de Cames