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Definition of "thirty-nine" []

  • The cardinal number immediately following thirty-eight and preceding forty. (noun)

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Use "thirty-nine" in a sentence
  • "At the time of the attack on Pearl Harbor, thirty-nine thousand nisei American-born children of Japanese immigrants in Hawaii and eighteen thousand in California were enrolled in Japanese-language schools."
  • "George Bonanno and colleagues assessed thirty-nine bereaved people and found that those with the strongest “continuing bonds” also had the most elevated grief symptoms up to five years after the loss, suggesting that an ongoing attachment to the dead could be, just as Freud originally thought, unhealthy."
  • "She tapped at her controls, and then, in a quieter voice, said, “Eleven dead, thirty-nine wounded.”"