[ UK /fˈɔːti/ ]
[ US /ˈfɔɹti/ ]
  1. the cardinal number that is the product of ten and four
  1. being ten more than thirty
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How To Use forty In A Sentence

  • _Catty. _ (_speaking very rapidly_) Bless you for that word, counshillor; and by the first light to-morrow, I'll drive all the grazing cattle, every four-footed _baast_ off the land, and pound 'em in Ballynavogue; and if they replevy, why I'll distrain again, if it be forty times, I will go. Tales and Novels — Volume 08
  • This was the first bloodless revolution the city, which has been burned down forty times in its history.
  • We catered for forty but only twenty came.
  • Two-way trade between the two countries increased by more than forty per cent last year.
  • Except for the frequent conferences now in the new Forty-second Street offices that commanded a view of two rivers and a vast battledoor and shuttlecock of the city, it was the first time in all those years that stretched from the night at the Waldorf that they had sat thus tête-à-tête. Star-Dust
  • What is called effluxion is a destruction of the embryo within the first week, while abortion occurs up to the fortieth day; and the greater number of such embryos as perish do so within the space of these forty days. The History of Animals
  • Forty per cent of the population is suffering from malnutrition.
  • It had been forty years at least since anyone had called her girlie. The Forgotten Garden
  • She was the founder of the company, and for forty years its guiding spirit.
  • His thoughts on life after forty have convinced him to accept uncertainty and nobody believes he is more than forty years old.
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