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Definition of "fifty-eight" []

  • The cardinal number immediately following fifty-seven and preceding fifty-nine. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "fifty-eight" in a sentence
  • "It would in some ways make it easier to round up votes for cloture: You could tell a colleague that you had, say, fifty-eight votes and absolutely needed his or her vote to get to sixty."
  • "Maybe the magic number should decline slowly over a month, but no further than fifty-eight or fifty-seven votes."
  • "The historian Elizabeth Pleck has found fifty-eight diaries and autobiographies of free white people who were born before 1850 that recount instances of physical punishment."