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"
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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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Miss Fairlie's twenty-first birthday was late in March.
This sum was absolutely Miss Fairlie's own on her completing her twenty-first year, and the whole future disposition of it depended, in the first instance, on the conditions I could obtain for her in her marriage-settlement.
As matters stood, my client--Miss Fairlie not having yet completed her twenty-first year--Mr.
Passepartout was ignorant that, if the face of his watch had been divided into twenty-four hours, like the Italian clocks, he would have no reason for exultation; for the hands of his watch would then, instead of as now indicating nine o'clock in the morning, indicate nine o'clock in the evening, that is, the twenty-first hour after midnight precisely the difference between London time and that of the one hundred and eightieth meridian.
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.
But on the twenty-first of December, the snow began to fall.
Only this morning (May twenty-first, Eighteen hundred and fifty), came my lady's nephew, Mr.
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.
Lectures and discussions on topics relating to dance, such as anatomy, teaching methods, diet, and nutrition will be organized, making the Prix de Lausanne a true international forum of dance, and addressing issues of concern to twenty-first century students and educators worldwide.
Research Professor of Law at the University of Virginia Law School in Charlottesville, Virginia expressed a similar view: "While the fight to protect the constitutional rights of all Americans to engage in the interstate sale and purchase of wine continues unabated, I am heartened that the Federal Courts have finally recognized that States may not close their borders to direct sales of wine by out-of-state wineries under the dormant Commerce Clause and the Twenty-first Amendment of the United States Constitution.
We cannot turn to the new religious landscape in twenty-first century U.
But Louis has done more than that--he's shown how to take a venerable repertory and aim it squarely toward the twenty-first century.