The cardinal number immediately following sixty and preceding sixty-two. (noun)
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Use "sixty-one" in a sentence
"By 1848 there were five democracies, by 1900 there were thirteen, by 1960 there were thirty-six, and by 1990 there were sixty-one."
"In 1975 there were still just thirty electoral democracies around the world; by 1990, after the collapse of the Soviet empire, there were sixty-one.3 The democratic wave continued for another decade, toppling one-party states across Africa and Asia."
"A gigantic force some 215 divisions, including sixty-one armored divisions would be needed to defeat Nazi Germany."