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Forty-two is an integer.


  • England has forty-two religions and only two sauces.
    • Voltaire, quoted in Connie Robertson, "A Dictionary of Quotations" (1998), Page 447.
  • The poor fatherless baby of eight months is now the utterly broken-hearted and crushed widow of forty-two.
    • Queen Victoria, quoted in Helen Rappaport Queen Victoria: A Biographical Companion (2003), Page 407.
  • Yet still to choose a brat like you,
    To haunt a man of forty-two,
    Was no great compliment!"
  • There was one who was famed for the number of things
    He forgot when he entered the ship:
    His umbrella, his watch, all his jewels and rings,
    And the clothes he had bought for the trip.

    He had forty-two boxes, all carefully packed,
    With his name painted clearly on each:
    But, since he omitted to mention the fact,
    They were all left behind on the beach.

  • Legolas: Final count, forty-two.
    Gimli: Forty-two? Oh, that's not bad for a pointy-eared elvish princeling. Hmph! I myself am sitting pretty on forty-THREE.
    • Film The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001).

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