Forty in a sentence

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Definition of Forty

  • Four times ten; thirty-nine and one more.
  • The sum of four tens; forty units or objects.
  • A symbol expressing forty units; as, 40, or xl.
  • the cardinal number that is the product of ten and four

How to use forty in a sentence. Forty pronunciation.

Whatever his misfortunes in Mexico had been, his forty years sat lightly on him, and his expansive temperament, his childlike sentimentality, gave him an appearance of beaming, sophisticated youth.
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What Notions have we silly Women from these old Philosophers of Virtue, for Virtue is this, and Virtue is that, and Virtue has its own Reward; Virtue, Virtue is an Ass, and a Gallant is worth forty on't.
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Still, there were sights to be seen which were not wholly uninteresting to new comers; for the vast dust cloud was thickly freckled with things strange to the upper air-things living and dead, that flitted hither and thither, going and coming, appearing and disappearing among the rolling billows of dust-hats, chickens and parasols sailing in the remote heavens; blankets, tin signs, sage-brush and shingles a shade lower; door-mats and buffalo robes lower still; shovels and coal scuttles on the next grade; glass doors, cats and little children on the next; disrupted lumber yards, light buggies and wheelbarrows on the next; and down only thirty or forty feet above ground was a scurrying storm of emigrating roofs and vacant lots.
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A canvas partition to separate the Senate from the House of Representatives was put up by the Secretary, at a cost of three dollars and forty cents, but the United States declined to pay for it.
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Upon being reminded that the "instructions" permitted the payment of a liberal rent for a legislative hall, and that that money was saved to the country by Mr. Curry's generosity, the United States said that did not alter the matter, and the three dollars and forty cents would be subtracted from the Secretary's eighteen hundred dollar salary-and it was!
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When greenbacks had gone down to forty cents on the dollar, the prices regularly charged everybody by printing establishments were one dollar and fifty cents per "thousand" and one dollar and fifty cents per "token," in gold.
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They levied taxes to the amount of thirty or forty thousand dollars and ordered expenditures to the extent of about a million.
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The conveyance from Star City (its locality) to Virginia City will cost seventy dollars per ton; from Virginia to San Francisco, forty dollars per ton; from thence to Liverpool, its destination, ten dollars per ton.
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Once we made twenty-five miles in a day, and once we made forty miles (through the Great American Desert), and ten miles beyond-fifty in all -in twenty-three hours, without halting to eat, drink or rest.
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By a rapid calculation Emmeline discovered; with surprise, that Mrs. Higgins could not be much more than forty years of age.
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It is as though a strong, sensible man of forty should suddenly develop a genius in art; his attitude would be quite different from that of a growing boy, no matter how precocious he might be.
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Turgenev was charmed with her, and they remained intimate friends until his death forty years later.
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On the 28 January 1881, he died, and forty thousand mourners saw his body committed to the earth.
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But it is clear that no new writer has appeared in Russia since the death of Dostoevski in 1881 who can compare for an instant with the author of "Anna Karenina," and that the great names in Russian fiction are now, as they were forty years ago, Gogol, Turgenev, Tolstoi, and Dostoevski.
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A promise to preach forty miles across the country had been made.
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We would think we had sailed thirty or forty miles_, when on taking our observations we would find we _were within three or four miles of our position the day before_.
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For nearly forty years I was subject to more or less suffering from this cause, sometimes unable to attend meeting for months at a time.
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On a review of my ministry of about sixteen years,' he adds, 'I find God has graciously permitted me to give to the cause of my Redeemer nearly $1,200, by which amount about forty life memberships have been created in various evangelical societies.
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My children each of them earn a shilling or two, and are glad to contribute their penny; so that altogether we _lay by us in store_ forty cents a week.
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I proceeded on my journey, stopping to see a friend for whom I had collected forty dollars.
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Examples of Forty

Example #1
David was slowly apprehending these things as he talked-subconsciously, as it were; for he was seeing pictures of the things he himself had observed, through the lens of another mind, as primitive in some regards as his own, but influenced by different experiences.
Example #2
Lacey had talked so much, not because he was garrulous only, but because the inquiry in David's eyes was an encouragement to talk.
Example #3
And you and your Wife may be damn'd. 'Stand off and be damn'd. 'Damn me, if you han't. 'Lord!
Example #4
If I should play the Wife and Cuckold him.
Example #5
This was all we saw that day, for it was two o'clock, now, and according to custom the daily "Washoe Zephyr" set in; a soaring dust-drift about the size of the United States set up edgewise came with it, and the capital of Nevada Territory disappeared from view.
Example #6
It was something to see that much.