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twenty-four

[twen-tee-fawr, -fohr, twuhn-]
noun
  1. a cardinal number, 20 plus 4.
  2. a symbol for this number, as 24 or XXIV.
  3. a set of this many persons or things.
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adjective
  1. amounting to 24 in number.
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  • Twenty-four hours have now passed, and we are still tossing about on the ocean.

    Brave and Bold

    Horatio Alger

  • How many hours in the twenty-four do you devote to your needle?

    Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9)

    Samuel Richardson

  • He rests it seems not above six hours in the twenty-four—any more than you.

    Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9)

    Samuel Richardson

  • "I wish I was a constable for twenty-four hours," cried Mrs. Bartlett.

  • After twenty-four years they still mourned the little one they had lost.

    The Dream

    Emile Zola