fifties

Definitions

  • It Will Cost Us Fifty Dollars and Costs
    It Will Cost Us Fifty Dollars and Costs
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n fifties the time of life between 50 and 60
    • n fifties the decade from 1950 to 1959
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Additional illustrations & photos:

"HENRIETTE WAS TESTING THE FIFTY-THOUSAND-DOLLAR PIANO" "HENRIETTE WAS TESTING THE FIFTY-THOUSAND-DOLLAR PIANO"

Quotations

  • Victor Hugo
    Victor%20Hugo
    “Forty is the old age of youth, fifty is the youth of old age.”
  • Prue Leith
    Prue Leith
    “When you get to fifty-two food becomes more important than sex.”
  • Max Lerner
    Max%20Lerner
    “The real sadness of fifty is not that you change so much but that you change so little.”
  • Bill Vaughan
    Bill Vaughan
    “A three year old child is a being who gets almost as much fun out of a fifty-six dollar set of swings as it does out of finding a small green worm.”
  • Henry Ford
    Henry%20Ford
    “If you take all the experience and judgment of men over fifty out of the world, there wouldn't be enough left to run it.”
  • Henry Miller
    Henry%20Miller
    “You can travel fifty thousand miles in America without once tasting a piece of good bread.”

Usage

In literature:

Five hundred dollars a waggon, and a hundred of them at that; in all, fifty thousand dollars!
"The Scalp Hunters" by Mayne Reid
He explained the possibility of a Mekinese space-cruiser lying in fifty fathoms off Cape Farnell.
"Talents, Incorporated" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
The crater was one hundred and fifty feet wide and fifty feet deep.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume V (of 12)"
After a weary journey of five days, this party of forty or fifty warriors, with their captives, approached their destined village.
"The Adventures of the Chevalier De La Salle and His Companions, in Their Explorations of the Prairies, Forests, Lakes, and Rivers, of the New World, and Their Interviews with the Savage Tribes, Two Hundred Years Ago" by John S. C. Abbott
Then commenced what is called the "peasants' war," which was only ended by the slaughter of fifty thousand people.
"A Modern History, From the Time of Luther to the Fall of Napoleon" by John Lord
When spring came, my liabilities were two hundred and fifty dollars, and no stock in trade.
"Twenty Years of Hus'ling" by J. P. Johnston
Fifty ecus; that was one hundred and fifty francs!
"Nobody's Boy" by Hector Malot
My father has been dead about fifty-nine years and my mother about sixty or sixty-one years.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States from Interviews with Former Slaves, Arkansas Narratives, Part 4" by Work Projects Administration
The marten trappers of the Hudson Bay territory set their traps in the snow, often extending over a line of fifty miles.
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
If married he was entitled to fifty acres more, an additional fifty for every child.
"An Historical Account of the Settlements of Scotch Highlanders in America" by J. P. MacLean
Then he wanted to borrow fifty cents for a week.
"Rufus and Rose" by Horatio Alger, Jr
I was showing my children these scars only lately, they being still much in evidence after fifty-four years.
"Some Reminiscences of old Victoria" by Edgar Fawcett
In the hull of the "Confiance" were a hundred and five shot-holes, while the "Saratoga" was pierced by fifty-five.
"The Naval History of the United States" by Willis J. Abbot
If we have reasonably good luck, we can clear up two hundred and fifty dollars apiece for the season's work.
"Jim Spurling, Fisherman" by Albert Walter Tolman
Fifty-four, fifty, if you please.
"The Humbugs of the World" by P. T. Barnum
James Monroe was inaugurated as President in his fifty-ninth year.
"A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year" by Edwin Emerson
There were some fifty people in sight when the ruins suddenly broke up and were swept under the bridge into the darkness.
"The Johnstown Horror" by James Herbert Walker
What is one-fifty for such a ream of wisdom as we're going to get for our money?
"Paul and the Printing Press" by Sara Ware Bassett
This result alone is worth the fifty years of endeavor.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume IV" by Various
Another boat-load of eight hundred and fifty came in April.
"The Cariboo Trail" by Agnes C. Laut
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In poetry:

"One hundred years," quoth Keezar,
"And fifty have I told
Now open the new before me,
And shut me out the old!"
"Cobbler Keezar's Vision" by John Greenleaf Whittier
The White men are ten millions,
The thriftiest under the sun;
The Reds are fifty thousand,
And warriors every one.
"Miles Keogh's Horse" by John Hay
With slap and tap of unshod heels
We followed one by one,
And fifty sets of idling wheels
Were twinkling in the sun.
"When Old Man Carey Died" by John O Brien
"Yes, me was near, an near eneuch,
An me their numbers saw;
There was fifty thousand Hielanmen
A marching to Harlaw."
"Traditionary Version" by Andrew Lang
'Yes, me was near, an near eneuch,
An me their numbers saw;
There was fifty thousan Hielanmen
A-marching to Harlaw.'
"The Battle Of Harlaw" by Anonymous British
And mony were the mudie men
Lay gasping on the green;
For of fifty men the Gordon brocht,
There were but five gaed hame.
"Edom O' Gordon" by Andrew Lang

In news:

This Fifty Shades of Grey controversy just won't go away.
The overeager minds at the Battery Park City Authority have decided to fill in fifty acres of the Hudson River, making way for affordable housing.
Fifty years after JFK's inaugural 'ask not' address, President Obama remembers a speech that inspired a nation.
Fifty-one percent of men approved of WVU's move to the Big 12, while 20 percent opposed it.
Walter Lippmann was the foremost pundit of his time, which was the fifties and sixties.
Fifty-one-year-old Mark Evans claimed his prize from the September 19th drawing on Wednesday at lottery headquarters.
The mid-century sifters at White Trash have amassed 288 of these iridescent penknife key chains originally sold as souvenirs in the fifties ($6.
"…When I look back at Los Angeles in the early fifties, and specifically Sunset Boulevard, it reminds me of the board game in which you try to move clockwise and upward, past designated obstacles, into "Stardom and Wealth.
Nine Classic Novels of the 1950s, Pirate Cinema, The Fifty Year Sword, Janus : SciFi reviews.
The diary of a man of fifty.
Rhino, 1993 Lewis is famous for his frenzied, piano-pumping Sun sides of the late Fifties, yet his career as a country hitmaker lasted decades.
Part 2 comes to end, it's probably safe to say Kristen Stewart won't be looking to do the Fifty Shades of Gre y film adaptation next.
Fifty percent of all ticket sales and a portion of the basket raffle sales will benefit the Northeast Ohio Juvenile Diabetes Foundation.
Fifty-six licenses to hunt elk were awarded by the state Wednesday.
Fifty years ago it was the picture heard around the world.
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In science:

Fifty years later, it is our community that is at the cutting edge.
Theoretical Summary Lecture for Higgs Hunting 2012
Chatterjee (Guest Editors ), 2003, in Special Issue: Fifty Years of Electroweak Physics: A Symposium, J.
Radiative Corrections in Precision Electroweak Physics: a Historical Perspective
Fifty years of brain tissue mechanical testing: From in vitro to in vivo investigations.
Mechanical Characterization of Brain Tissue in Compression at Dynamic Strain Rates
How can we calculate the relative speed of moving objects? Suppose I am going in a car at fifty kilometers per hour, and Kaustubh is in another car just by the side of my car, also moving in the same direction at fifty kilometers per hour.
Special Relativity for the School Going Child
His speed relative to me is the difference of our speeds, seventy kilometers per hour minus fifty kilometers per hour, that is, twenty kilometers per hour.
Special Relativity for the School Going Child
Suppose again that the train is moving at a speed of fifty kilometers per hour.
Special Relativity for the School Going Child
Is the man(cid:146)s speed relative to the ground ten kilometers per hour, or fifty kiolometers per hour? Neither of these, in fact.
Special Relativity for the School Going Child
You, Ruju, are moving, say to my left, at fifty kilometers per hour.
Special Relativity for the School Going Child
But in addition to having this speed of fifty kilometers per hour, he also has an extra speed, ten kilometers per hour, relative to the train, and in the same direction as the train.
Special Relativity for the School Going Child
So Ruju, as should be obvious to you, the man is moving to my left faster than you are! His speed relative to me (and relative to the ground) is actually fifty kilometers per hour, plus ten kilometers per hour, which makes it sixty kilometers per hour.
Special Relativity for the School Going Child
Remember, you were on the train, moving past the station platform, at fifty kilometers per hour.
Special Relativity for the School Going Child
So you would say that the result is three lakh kilometers per second plus fifty kilometers per hour.
Special Relativity for the School Going Child
The speed of light relative to the ground is three lakh kilometers per second plus fifty kilometers per hour.
Special Relativity for the School Going Child
Will you, please? Get on to our good old train, which moves past me at the platform, at the speed of fifty kilometers per hour.
Special Relativity for the School Going Child
Even after fifty years of exploring computation there is no empirical evidence that computation has any non-trivial materialist meaning. The only verifiable meaning of computation so far is mathematical.
Ten Incredibly Dangerous Software Ideas
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