forty-one [fawr-tee-wuhn] Examples noun

  1. a cardinal number, 40 plus 1.
  2. a symbol for this number, as 41 or XLI.
  3. a set of this many persons or things.


  1. amounting to 41 in number.

Examples from the Web for forty-one Contemporary Examples of forty-one

  • When she saw what she had done, She gave her father forty-one.

    Would You Stay in Lizzie Borden’s Ax-Murder House?

    Nina Strochlic

    October 30, 2014

  • Forty-one more mothers lost their children over those four days.

    Ahdaf Soueif’s Cairo: Remembering A City Wracked By The Arab Spring

    Ahdaf Soueif

    January 26, 2014

  • Forty-one percent live in households where at least one person works.

    The Republicans’ Food Stamp Fraud: It’s Not About Austerity

    Michael Tomasky

    October 26, 2013

  • But the most fascinating and enigmatic artist and writer of Forty-One False Starts may be Malcolm herself.

    The Artist Formerly Known as Janet Malcolm

    Lauren Du Graf

    June 6, 2013

  • Forty-one years ago, much the same pictures of oil-soaked beaches and dying sea-birds galvanized the nation.

    A Disaster’s Silver Lining

    Bill McKibben

    April 30, 2010

  • Historical Examples of forty-one

  • There are forty-one of these ribs, twenty-one on the upper and twenty on the lower plane.

    Flying Machines

    W.J. Jackman and Thos. H. Russell

  • Forty-one against twenty—these seemed practicable conditions.

    The Fortune of the Rougons

    Emile Zola

  • A grandmother already, and she was only forty-one years old!


    Emile Zola

  • There were forty-one persons in the Rev. Mr. Rowlandson’s house.

    King Philip

    John S. C. (John Stevens Cabot) Abbott

  • This board consists of forty-one members, only three being women.

    The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume IV


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