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Adj.1.fifty-nine - being nine more than fifty
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The forbearance can only have proceeded from an irresistible conviction of the absurdity of subjecting the fate of twelve States to the perverseness or corruption of a thirteenth; from the example of inflexible opposition given by a MAJORITY of one sixtieth of the people of America to a measure approved and called for by the voice of twelve States, comprising fifty-nine sixtieths of the people an example still fresh in the memory and indignation of every citizen who has felt for the wounded honor and prosperity of his country.
The thermometer, at six o'clock in the morning, stood at fifty-nine degrees; at two o'clock, P.
These fifty-nine poets give intimate, informal readings of their work, allowing readers to focus on the intended sound and intonation behind the verse as they follow these carefully chosen poems in the text.
According to official sources, fifty-nine projects had been initiated in education sector in all tribal agencies, Radio Pakistan reported.
Fifty-Nine in '84: Old Hoss Radbourn, Barehanded Baseball and the Greatest Season a Pitcher Ever Had comes from a Pulitzer Prize finalist and tells of pitcher Charles Radbourn's 1884 season, when he set a record that would never be broken.
Fifty-nine schoolchildren were confirmed dead yesterday and 96 others were injured in the suicide attack in northern Afghanistan earlier this week.
Fifty-nine schoolchildren aged eight to 18 and five teachers were among those killed in the attack, said education ministry spokesman Zahoor Afghan.
For the upcoming flu season, the CDC expanded the age group to all children six to fifty-nine months old, children with chronic or debilitating disease, and all persons who live or work with children six to fifty-nine months old.
Turning Heads: Portraits Of Grace, Inspiration And Possibilities showcases a collection of original photographs by fifty-nine photographers whose subject is women of all ages and from all walks of life who have lost their hair because of the chemotherapy necessitated by their fight against cancer.
Government figures show that fifty-nine people--twenty-three from Texas alone--were executed in 2004 while 3,315 are on death row.
Rome -- On November 25, 2004, fifty-nine men from countries including Canada, the U.