twentieth twentieth  /ˈtwɛn ti əθ/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) position 20 in a countable series of things
  2. (adj) coming next after the nineteenth in position

Usage(s):

  1. Dad and I went to twentieth and Greenfield on Saturday, and I knew I was not going to get the guitar.
  2. A look at the life and work of a twentieth century icon.
  3. Europe does not account for one-twentieth of the entire world.

News

  1. The Contradictions of Le Corbusier

    Martin Filler Not least of the paradoxes confronting visitors during the opening days of the Museum of Modern Art’s “Le Corbusier: An Atlas of Modern Landscapes”—a sprawling, frustrating, intermittently thrilling tribute to the twentieth century’s most influential master builder—was that one could not easily determine where the exhibition begins. With its geographic and environmental premise ...
    on June 29, 2013     Source: New York Review of Books

  2. Friday Box Office Changed Hour By Hour: ‘The Heat’ #2, ‘White House Down’ #3, While Prequel ‘Monsters University ...

    FRIDAY 11:45 PM, 3RD UPDATE: Wow, tonight’s Top 4 order of finish is changing as fast as I can type. Newcomers Twentieth Century Fox’s The Heat and Sony Pictures’ White House Down both received ‘A-’ CinemaScores from audiences and those will help word of mouth. They add to an already crowded pre-Fourth Of July domestic box office which will be stuffed in time for the holiday. Already total ...
    on June 28, 2013     Source: Deadline Hollywood

  3. Megan Fox is the celeb British men most want to sleep with

    According to a Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment poll, club thumbs or no club thumbs ( click here if you don't know what I am talking about ), Megan Fox is the celebrity that British men most want to sleep with.
    on June 28, 2013     Source: Irish Central

Quotes

  1. "If we look back at the public investments of the mid-twentieth century-the GI Bill, federal home loan guarantees, better funding for public education and college-we see that they were geared at two key benchmarks on the way to the middle-class:...
    on Nov 28, 2007 By: Henry Cisneros Source: EurekAlert (press release)

  2. ...conceived of lobbing nuclear weapons through space rapidly via missile in March 1953, and he consulted a Princeton physicist named John von Neumann (a Hungarian immigrant and "possibly the finest intelligence of the twentieth century after...
    on Oct 21, 2009 By: Neil Sheehan Source: Newsday

  3. "I have this kind of unwritten deal with [Twentieth-Century] Fox," Cameron joked last month, "that any time one of my movies makes more than a billion dollars we leave all the crap trailers off."
    on Apr 15, 2010 By: James Cameron Source: Globe and Mail

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