forty-three [fawr-tee-three] Examples noun

  1. a cardinal number, 40 plus 3.
  2. a symbol for this number, as 43 or XLIII.
  3. a set of this many persons or things.


  1. amounting to 43 in number.

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

  • The Orioles had won thirty-three of forty-three games, to tie Milwaukee for first place on the season’s next-to-last day.

    Will the Real Jim Palmer Please Stand Up

    Tom Boswell

    September 27, 2014

  • Three hundred and forty-three firefighters were gone, and he told us the FDNY “was stronger than we were before.”

    Rudy Giuliani on His 9/11 Bluff, the Museum Controversy and the Rise of ISIS

    Josh Robin

    September 11, 2014

  • Forty-three percent of American Jews have been to Israel, 23 percent more than once.

    The Vulnerability of American Rabbis

    Rabbi Jonah Geffen

    November 8, 2013

  • Forty-three percent say they would vote for Obama while 38 percent say they would vote for Clinton.

    Newsweek Survey: Oprah, Clinton Most Admired Women in America

    March 7, 2011

  • Forty-three states require parental consent or notice before a minor obtains an abortion.

    The Truth About Abortion

    Eric Alterman

    June 2, 2009

  • Historical Examples of forty-three

  • No regular census has ever been made on the island; but in 1907 there were forty-three inhabitants.

    The Island Mystery

    George A. Birmingham

  • Marcus Mezzerow felt the weight of forty-three years roll away.

    Mezzerow Loves Company

    Floyd L. Wallace

  • A quarter of a mile in, we sounded a second time, and had forty-three fathoms.

    Left on Labrador

    Charles Asbury Stephens

  • The wind had died out, and they had dropped the anchor in forty-three fathoms.

    Left on Labrador

    Charles Asbury Stephens

  • Here we find forty-three Catholics and twenty-five Protestants.

    Home Rule

    Harold Spender

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