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forties

noun [plural] uk   /ˈfɔː.tiz/ us    /ˈfɔːr.t̬iz/
B2 A person's forties are the period in which they are aged between 40 and 49: She's probably in her early forties.the forties the range of temperature between 40° and 49°: The temperature is expected to be in the forties tomorrow.B2 the decade (= period of ten years) between 40 and 49 in any century, usually 1940–1949: Our house was built some time in the forties.
Translations of “forties”
in Chinese (Traditional) 四十多歲(指40到49歲的時期)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 四十多岁(指40到49岁的时期)…
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