Definition of Fifths

1. Noun. (plural of fifth) ¹

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Definition of Fifths

1. fifth [n] - See also: fifth

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fifths

fifth finger
fifth freedom rights
fifth gear
fifth gears
fifth grade
fifth grades
fifth normal form
fifth part
fifth slip
fifth slips
fifth ventricle
fifth wheel
fifth wheels
fifths (current term)
fifty-cent piece
fifty-first state

Literary usage of Fifths

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1. The Unconstitutionality of Slavery by Lysander Spooner (1860)
"WHY ALIENS ARE COUNTED AS "THREE fifths." THERE are both justice and reason in a partial representation, and a partial taxation, of aliens. ..."

2. Music and Musicians by Albert Lavignac (1903)
"If, in two consecutive fifths, the first is diminished, the prohibition still ... Two successive fifths are extremely harsh. Two octaves give a feeling of ..."

3. Journal by New York (State). Legislature. Senate, House of representatives, United States, Congress (1921)
"... a majority of all the Senators elected voting in favor thereof, and three-fifths being present, as follows: FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE Ordered, That the Clerk ..."

4. Journal by New York (State). Legislature. Senate, United States Congress. Senate (1915)
"... and three-fifths being present, as follows: FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE. Ordered, That the Clerk return said bill to the Assembly, with a message that the ..."

5. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1912)
"... and it appears affirmatively that "two-fifths of the poll tax payers (as shown by the tax receiver s digest last made out)" signed the petition, ..."

6. History of the Formation of the Constitution of the United States of America by George Bancroft (1884)
"... will never confederate on terms that uot rate their blacks at least as three fifths." \ Johnson, the negro slave to be a man, and nothing less than a ..."

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