thirty-nine


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Adj.1.thirty-nine - being nine more than thirtythirty-nine - being nine more than thirty    
cardinal - being or denoting a numerical quantity but not order; "cardinal numbers"
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These thirty-nine millions are bespoken, and much more.
Still, despite these colossal dimensions, the actual enlargements scarcely exceeded 6,000 times in round numbers; consequently, the moon was brought within no nearer an apparent distance than thirty-nine miles; and objects of less than sixty feet in diameter, unless they were of very considerable length, were still imperceptible.
He soon grew to love me, and for thirty-nine days we spent as pleasant an existence as could be expected underground.
He died at the age of thirty-nine, from the consequences of his long fatigues.
Moti Guj had never, in all his life of thirty-nine years, been whipped, and he did not intend to begin a new experience.
In vain his godfather offered to him a place in the public service, -- in vain did he try to give him a taste for glory, -- although Cornelius, to gratify his godfather, did embark with De Ruyter upon "The Seven Provinces," the flagship of a fleet of one hundred and thirty-nine sail, with which the famous admiral set out to contend singlehanded against the combined forces of France and England.
A hundred and thirty-nine yards from this to the open street," said Raffles, "not counting the stairs.
He was a man between thirty-nine and forty years of age, of medium height but a very well proportioned figure; with an intellectual and animated physiognomy; his beard black, and his hair turning gray, as often happens when people have found life either too gay or too sad, more especially when they happen to be of swart complexion.
Think of my thirty-nine empty rooms, my books here, my gardens, my motor-cars, my young people, entirely at your service.
In examining their deserted camp, Captain Bonneville discovered that it numbered thirty-nine fires, and had more reason than ever to congratulate himself on having escaped the clutches of such a formidable band of freebooters.
Very young he looked: though his actual age was thirty-nine, one would have called him ten years younger, at least.
There are thirty-nine enormous beryls,' said he, 'and the price of the gold chasing is incalculable.