Definition of Forties

1. Noun. The time of life between 40 and 50.

Exact synonyms: Mid-forties
Generic synonyms: Time Of Life
Group relationships: Adulthood, Maturity

2. Noun. The decade from 1940 to 1949.
Exact synonyms: 1940s
Generic synonyms: Decade, Decennary, Decennium

Definition of Forties

1. n. pl. See Forty.

Definition of Forties

1. Noun. (plural of forty) ¹

2. Noun. The decade of the 1840s, 1940s, etc. ¹

3. Noun. The decade of one's life from age 40 through age 49. ¹

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Definition of Forties

1. forty [n] - See also: forty

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Literary usage of Forties

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1. The Historians' History of the World: A Comprehensive Narrative of the Rise by Henry Smith Williams (1904)
"The Estates of Bohemia and Lower Austria in the forties In Bohemia the movement in the diet was most vehement, but it was less dangerous to the government ..."

2. Political History of Secession to the Beginning of the American Civil War by Daniel Wait ( Howe (1914)
"The most eloquent and at the same time the most bitter of all the Fifty-Four forties was Senator Hannegan. Although born in Ohio, he was of Irish descent ..."

3. Guild Socialism: An Historical and Critical Analysis by Niles Carpenter (1922)
"They are: (1) the Revolutionary outburst of the "eighteen thirties and forties"; (2) the Formulation of an economics of discontent; (3) the moral revolt ..."

4. A History of the People of the United States: From the Revolution to the by John Bach McMaster (1910)
"... THE SOUTH IN THE forties. THE highway of commerce between the Northwest and the South was the Mississippi River. No great railroad as yet went down the ..."

5. Literary History of Russia by Aleksander Brückner, Ellis H. Minns (1908)
"What in the forties was present only in the bud now developed itself unchecked. A new stratum of writers of totally different manner of life and conception ..."

6. Our Next-door Neighbor: A Winter in Mexico by Gilbert Haven (1875)
"The "Rolling forties." —Cerai Hard-tack.—Not so Hard.—Mexican Birds. ... Such the ocean wanderer finds the "rolling forties," in "the dead waste and middle ..."

7. The Russian Novel by Eugène-Melchior Vogüé (1916)
"Whatever the subsequent development, they always have a family likeness and bear a certain indelible stamp—they are the men of the 'forties.1 They freely ..."

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