twenty-first


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twenty-first

n
(in Britain) a person's 21st birthday and the celebrations for this occasion
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Adj.1.twenty-first - coming next after the twentieth in positiontwenty-first - coming next after the twentieth in position
ordinal - being or denoting a numerical order in a series; "ordinal numbers"; "held an ordinal rank of seventh"
Translations

twenty-first

[ˈtwentɪfɜːst] N (= birthday) → veintiún cumpleaños m inv; (= party) → fiesta f del veintiún cumpleaños

twenty-first

[ˌtwɛntɪˈfɜːst] n (Brit) (fam) (birthday) → il ventunesimo compleanno; (birthday party) I'm having my twenty-first on Saturdaysabato faccio una festa per il mio ventunesimo compleanno
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But on the twenty-first of December, the snow began to fall.
For the evening reading before prayers, he selected the twenty-first chapter of Revelation.
It was an uncomfortable consideration on a twenty-first birthday, that coming of age at all seemed hardly worth while in such a guarded and suspicious world as he made of it.
The foreman of a Pittsburg coal company may now stand in his subterranean office and talk to the president of the Steel Trust, who sits on the twenty-first floor of a New York skyscraper.
But it is a time of leisure on the farm-- that pause between hay- and corn-harvest, and so the farmers and labourers in Hayslope and Broxton thought the captain did well to come of age just then, when they could give their undivided minds to the flavour of the great cask of ale which had been brewed the autumn after "the heir" was born, and was to be tapped on his twenty-first birthday.
Being now in her twenty-first year, Maria Bertram was beginning to think matrimony a duty; and as a marriage with Mr.
Accordingly on the twenty-first of October he took his departure from St.
Finally, when Archibald's twenty-first stroke sent the ball trickling into the hole, Gossett had played his thirtieth.
Badger, summing up the facts, "and each time upon the twenty-first of March at eleven in the forenoon
At three o'clock on the morning of the twenty-first of June, we were awakened and notified that the Azores islands were in sight.
I got away somehow without saying, but it was a great relief to me when my twentieth birthday came that winter, and I could honestly proclaim that I was in my twenty-first year.
It lost its hold on David suddenly, as I was to discover was the fate of all of them; twenty times would he call for my latest, and exult in it, and the twenty-first time