Sentence Examples with the word forties

But the situation was also remarkable because power thus definitely passed from men who, without exception, had been born in the 18th century, and had all held cabinet offices before 1832, to men who had been born in the 19th century, and had only risen to cabinet rank in the forties and the fifties.

Dean brushed off a white cloud of flour and greeted a well-dressed, good-looking man in his late forties standing in the hall.

Dean thought him to be in his late forties but he looked physically in shape and much younger.

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So far back as the forties Sir R.