fiftieth fiftieth  /ˈfɪf ti ɪθ/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) position 50 in a countable series of things
  2. (adj) the ordinal number of fifty in counting order

Usage(s):

  1. Generally, Britons thought that a loss of one-fiftieth of 1% of the long, grinding hours they work to lick the Axis is a pretty good show.
  2. Pennsylvania's Dickinson College has an endowment less than one-fiftieth the size of Princeton's and must carefully husband aid.

News

  1. The Unbearable

    Terry Castle Mad Girl’s Love Song: Sylvia Plath and Life Before Ted by Andrew Wilson American Isis: The Life and Art of Sylvia Plath by Carl Rollyson This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of the suicide of the poet Sylvia Plath (1932–1963), and as one might expect given the sensational details of her short and appalling life, both her US and UK publishers are celebrating the occasion with a ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: New York Review of Books

  2. JFK50 Emigrant Flame ceremony to take place at Arlington Cemetery before journey to Ireland

    A historic moment in Irish American history will take place today, at the graveside of President John F. Kennedy at Arlington National Cemetery, when a flame will be taken from the Eternal Flame to be transported to Ireland, to mark the fiftieth anniversary of his memorable visit to Ireland in June 1963.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Irish Central

  3. Top News

    Bob Phillips, President and CEO of Phillips Industries recently marked his fiftieth year associated with the commercial vehicle industry and the company founded by his grandfather in 1928.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: TruckingInfo.com

Quotes

  1. "I kept Arafat out of the UN 50 (fiftieth anniversary) celebration. I threw him out of the UN 50 celebration. I kept Castro out of that celebration," Giuliani said. "When a Saudi prince handed me a $10-million check and wanted me to use it as...
    on Jan 7, 2008 By: Rudy Giuliani Source: CNSNews.com

  2. "First of all I have to say congratulations to Valentino because this is an incredible thing to achieve and this day belongs to him," said Lorenzo. "Another podium is a great result; it's my fiftieth and we continue to be very strong this...
    on Jun 27, 2009 By: Jorge Lorenzo Source: Motorsport.com

  3. "As a six-year-old, Ruby Bridges Hall not only stood to integrate schools in New Orleans, but attended William Frantz Elementary for the rest of the year in the face of riots, boycotts, and vicious protests. As we approach the fiftieth anniversary...
    on May 20, 2010 By: Mitch Landrieu Source: NewOrleans.Com

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