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adjective as in having 40 of something

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Forty minutes later he says, ‘I think she may have chest injuries now.’

I was already over forty, had hardly a nickel in my pocket and this was the biggest break in my life.

Almost forty years later, it seems unlikely this will ever be the case.

Forty-two years after its debut, The Godfather casts a long shadow over American cinema.

We were on it for forty minutes of the film, a considerable part of our schedule.

Botanists have enumerated between forty and fifty varieties of the tobacco plant who class them all among the narcotic poisons.

It succeeds best in a deep rich loam in a climate ranging from forty to fifty degrees of latitude.

After about the forty-fifth year it becomes gradually less; after seventy-five years it is about one-half the amount given.

It was Wednesday night; over forty men sat down to the house-dinner at the Pandemonium Club.

The moon rose on a terrified mob trudging or riding the forty miles of road between Meerut and the Mogul capital.


On this page you'll find 2 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to forty, such as: quadragenarian, and quadragesimal.

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