forty-eighth [fawr-tee-eytth, -eyth] Examples adjective

  1. next after the forty-seventh; being the ordinal number for 48.
  2. being one of 48 equal parts.


  1. a forty-eighth part, especially of one (1/48).
  2. the forty-eighth member of a series.

Examples from the Web for forty-eighth Historical Examples of forty-eighth

  • They suffered severely, especially the Forty-eighth Division.

    The Story of the Great War, Volume III (of VIII)


  • The Forty-eighth are coming; here they are,—support them, Fourteenth.

    Charles O’Malley, The Irish Dragoon, Volume 1 (of 2)

    Charles Lever

  • He died on the 26th of December 1530 in his forty-eighth year.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 1


  • He only, in the forty-eighth argument, says, that there will be a resurrection of the flesh.

    Pagan Origin of Partialist Doctrines

    John Claudius Pitrat

  • He died in the seventy-sixth year of his age, and in the forty-eighth of his reign.

    The Lusiad

    Lus de Cames

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