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  • n. Plural form of fortieth.

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Examples

  • The reference at Thucydides 8.101.1 to coins of Chios called “fortieths” may also refer to a small denomination, but we lack other evidence to clarify this obscure term.

    THE LANDMARK THUCYDIDES

  • It will hardly be said to reach us, the book with forty-man power in it, until it has been broken up into fortieths of itself.

    The Lost Art of Reading

  • On one fortieth of the shares much higher interest was to be paid than on the other thirty-nine fortieths.

    The History of England, from the Accession of James II — Volume 4

  • I did everything from weddings to fortieths to corporate dinners handling budgets as big as

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  • AH the villages in this vicinity belong to the bifhop of Tortofa, who claims and ex - ercifes a temporal dominion, appointing the magiftrates, and receiving three thirty - fevenths of their wheat, barley, and oil, with three-fortieths of their wine.

    A journey through Spain in the years 1786 and 1787

  • All the villages in tliis vicinity belong to the bifhop of Tortofa, who claims and ex - ercifcs a temporal dominion, appointing the magiftrates, and receiving three thirty - fevenths of their wheat, barley, and oil, with three-fortieths of their wine.

    A journey through Spain in the years 1786 and 1787;

  • Thucydides’ word for these “pieces of money” is tessarakontas, literally, “a fortieth”; but scholars are not sure what these were “fortieths” of, or what three of them amounted to.

    THE LANDMARK THUCYDIDES

  • Then he found out about "voting" and "non-voting; the shares coming to him were eighteen-fortieths of the voting shares; the remainder was split between relatives and non-relatives.

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