forty-five

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj forty-five being five more than forty
    • n forty-five a .45-caliber pistol
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Seventy-one percent of households report they have at least one snorer. Forty-five percent of those surveyed admit they snore, 35% said their partner snores, 12% said their child snores and 9% reported their pet snores
    • n forty-five A game of cards, played with a full pack, in which each trick counts five and the game is forty-five. Five cards (two and three or three and two) are dealt to each player, and the top card after dealing is turned as the trump. The ace of hearts is always a trump, ranking next below the knave of the trump-suit, which is itself second in rank, the live-spot being highest. The other cards have their normal value, except that in the black suits the lowest spot-card takes the trick when no face-card is played. Suit must be followed when a trump is led, but in other cases a player may trump if he chooses. A player taking all five tricks in one hand wins the game.
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Quotations

  • Anita Brookner
    Anita%20Brookner
    “She was a handsome woman of forty-five and would remain so for many years.”
  • Sir William Osler
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    “Study until twenty five, investigate until forty, profession until sixty, at which age I would have him retired on a double allowance.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “At eighteen our convictions are hills from which we look; at forty-five they are caves in which we hide.”
  • Mick Jagger
    Mick Jagger
    “I'd rather be dead than singing Satisfaction when I'm forty-five.”

Usage

In literature:

He first began to teach when he was forty-five, and he was nearly fifty-five before he began to write.
"Old-Time Makers of Medicine" by James J. Walsh
There are nine rooms, each one hundred and two feet long, by forty-five wide.
"The Citizen-Soldier" by John Beatty
Its length is eighty-four feet; width, forty-five feet; and height, forty-three feet.
"Young Americans Abroad" by Various
He didn't show back at twelve-thirty, nor at twelve-forty-five.
"Torchy" by Sewell Ford
Claflin put the ball in play on her twenty-five yards and Whittemore punted to Milton on Brimfield's forty-five.
"Left End Edwards" by Ralph Henry Barbour
In Sweden, where the people live a sanitary life, the average is over fifty years, in this country, forty-five years.
"Checking the Waste" by Mary Huston Gregory
I will pay you forty-five thousand dollars and not one cent more.
"The Spirit of Sweetwater" by Hamlin Garland
Central Asia was conquered by Russia forty-five years ago, Transcaspia thirty years ago.
"From Pole to Pole" by Sven Anders Hedin
He was a man of forty-five, with a quick voice, and full figure.
"The Man With The Broken Ear" by Edmond About
Assume that you traveled at forty-five.
"Spacehounds of IPC" by Edward Elmer Smith
The room occupied by the Commons is not large, being but seventy-five feet in length by forty-five in breadth.
"The Governments of Europe" by Frederic Austin Ogg
The mercury was forty-five below zero and still falling, but they did not appear to mind.
"The Easiest Way" by Eugene Walter and Arthur Hornblow
His age was then under forty-five, but he looked more.
"Clayhanger" by Arnold Bennett
Her majesty was fat, fair, and forty-five.
"Great African Travellers" by W.H.G. Kingston
Just as I was getting up to leave, a man of forty-five or more, with the general aspect of a contractor's foreman, put in his head.
"On the Stairs" by Henry B. Fuller
He was about forty-five years old.
"The Ape, the Idiot & Other People" by W. C. Morrow
In 1673 it took a week to travel between London and Exeter, and cost from forty to forty-five shillings.
"The Iron Horse" by R.M. Ballantyne
I been in Raleigh forty-five years.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Various
In all, there were about forty-five persons.
"Captain Canot" by Brantz Mayer
The time occupied varies thus from forty-five to seventy minutes a day.
"The Education of American Girls" by Anna Callender Brackett
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In poetry:

His talk is all of things long past,
For modern facts no pleasure yield—
Of the famed year of forty-five,
Of William, and Culloden's field.
"The Great Grandfather" by Charles Lamb
And usually, there behind the yards,
The number forty or the early mail
Would overhaul me, pulling hard,
But the six forty-five was my own train.
"On Early Trains" by Boris Pasternak
H was a high-cultured Hound
Who could clear forty feet at a bound,
And a coon once averred
That his howl could be heard
For five miles and three-quarters around.
"Billy's Alphabetical Animal Show" by James Whitcomb Riley
Though I can't afford a hunter -more's the pity,
I love a rousing gallop like the rest!-
Every morning as I travel to the city
I have five and forty minutes of the best.
"A Gallop From The Train" by William Henry Ogilvie
An' sae I'll begin wi' the rev'rend John Bouir;
By ilk ane that ken'd him belov'd to this hour:
It's years forty-five since he gade to his rest;
His mem'ry is blessed, he rests wi' the blest.
"Sketches of Village Character In Days "O' Langsyne"" by Janet Hamilton
I would not have the horse I drive
So fast that folks must stop and stare;
An easy gait—two forty-five—
Suits me; I do not care;—
Perhaps, for just a single spurt,
Some seconds less would do no hurt.
"Contentment" by Oliver Wendell Holmes

In news:

Forty-five of the United States' best hockey players under the age of 20 are in Lake Placid to take part in USA Hockey's National Junior Evaluation Camp.
Forty-five family members attended the potluck dinner.
"I just fell in love with a forty-five (rpm record) been kept alive in a box over 30 years old," sings 24-year-old Chris Henderson, the front man of the Hartford, CT, band BRONZE RADIO RETURN.
Forty-five drivers turned out for the monthly Red River Region, SCCA, autocross event on the Coleman Street parking lot.
Forty-five firefighters worked to put out a fire in an abandoned building Saturday.
Forty-five years since high school.
Forty-five percent of the companies said they outsourced less than a quarter of their development , while only 7 percent said it was more than 50 percent.
Forty-five dispensaries have closed since the ban went into effect last year.
The Forty Fives play garage rock with a fury that is lost to most professional bands.
Forty-five years later, Pelling, who is currently gift shop manager at Providence Portland, is being celebrated for her commitment to the hospital and Providence's mission.
Forty-five volunteers come out to former Navy man's home to help with repairs.
Forty five trains pass through the small town of Jamestown every day, according to the North Carolina's Department of Transportation.
Forty-five years ago, I met a gentleman, Carmen Vescio, who rented me a tavern in Granby.
Thirty-nine-year old Barry Lund and forty-three-year old Lester Brown Junior will spend the next five years in prison.
What can you do in forty-five minutes.
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In science:

As of 1997 there where about 330 thousands of such citations: eighteen per published paper on average. However, forty-four papers were cited five hundred times or more. Could this happen if all papers are created equal? If they indeed are then the chance to win a citation is one in 18,500.
Theory of citing
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