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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FOURTH

On the fourth and fifth days, however, he had the reward for his caution.

He was the head of the school when I, the elder, was a lout in the lower fourth.

The "missing fourth side" of the room is a commonplace recognized by all.

It should not be a tomb save as upon the fourth day the sepulchre in the garden!

Look here; he ain't that Roberts from the big store on Fourth Street?

The fourth act sets forth the same argument we find in the sonnets.

Again, in the fourth, sixth, and seventh sonnets the same plea is urged.

I was happy to stand fourth from Ongyatasse in the order of our running.

Has finished the fourth form: is straightforward and obliging.

O'Mooney was detected a fourth time, and this time he was not ashamed.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., alteration, by influence of four, of ferthe, from Old English feorða; see four + -th (1). Cf. Old Saxon fiortho, Old Norse fiorðe, Dutch vierde, Old High German fiordo, German vierte.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR FOURTH

quarter

verbdivide into four equal parts

quartered

verbdivide into four equal parts

quartering

verbdivide into four equal parts
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