forty-two forty-two

Definition(s):

  • (adj) being two more than forty

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Two hundred forty-two stations are to be set aside for noncommercial "educational use.
  2. It was further estimated that a major part of forty-two millions in "circulation" the week before had disappeared into safety deposit boxes and other less formal hiding places.
  3. Billed as a "Sunday Referee Special," the startling story related how "a peasant woman, forty-two years of age, sits in Triboure, a lonely little village on a spur of the Pyrenees.

News

  1. China's Favorite U.S. States In 2012

    Who would have known it? China is buying Made in the U.S.A. Many sectors and states from across the country are selling more to China these days. In fact, between 2003 and 2012 total exports to China rose 294%, an increase of nearly $81 billion. Forty-two states have achieved triple-digit export growth to China since 2003, and four states experienced quadruple-digit growth over the same period ...
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Forbes

  2. Love Thy Neighbor? Four in Ten Americans Have Had a Neighbor Dispute, Says New FindLaw.com Survey

    EAGAN, Minn., June 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Getting along with neighbors isn't always easy. Forty-two percent of Americans say they have had a dispute with a neighbor, according to a new survey by FindLaw.com ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Class-size compliant districts to get budget boost

    Forty-two Florida school districts will get a bump to their budget bottom lines later this month, when the state reallocates its class size funds for 2012-13.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Tampa Bay Times

Quotes

  1. "Well, I don't know exactly what it means, but being forty-two and having just had a baby, I think I'll take it. There are billions of women on the planet, but let's just say for sh-s and giggles that I am the sexiest woman alive," Berry wrote.
    on Oct 7, 2008 By: Halle Berry Source: International Business Times

  2. "For anyone to beat that performance level last year would have been extraordinary," Ferguson said. "Forty-two goals for a winger is quite unbelievable. The thing about Ronaldo is that he wants to play with skill and he wants to use the skill...
    on Dec 2, 2008 By: Sir Alex Ferguson Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "There is a serious and sustained threat from terrorism and a scale and complexity of terrorist cases that is increasing," Smith said. "Forty-two people have been convicted in Britain this year alone of terrorist offenses, an increase over...
    on Dec 6, 2007 By: Jacqui Smith Source: International Herald Tribune

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