forty-seventh [fawr-tee-sev-uh nth] Examples adjective

  1. next after the forty-sixth; being the ordinal number for 47.
  2. being one of 47 equal parts.


  1. a forty-seventh part, especially of one (1/47).
  2. the forty-seventh member of a series.

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

  • He died at Rome in the year 1758, in the forty-seventh year of his age.

    Memoirs of the Jacobites of 1715 and 1745

    Mrs. Thomson

  • Senator Bruce was not returned to the Forty-seventh Congress.

    The Journal of Negro History, Volume 7, 1922


  • Thus died, in his forty-seventh year, “The Bravest of the Brave.”

    Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 2 of 8


  • How should he use his future life,—he who as yet had not passed his forty-seventh year?

    The Prime Minister

    Anthony Trollope

  • Are you going through that forty-seventh problem this morning, sir?


    George Manville Fenn

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