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Synonyms for fifth

a quantity of liquor equal to one fifth of a United States gallon

position five in a countable series of things

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one part in five equal parts

the musical interval between one note and another five notes away from it

coming next after the fourth and just before the sixth in position

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The miller would have liked much to know the fifth, but the little peasant said: 'First, we will quickly eat the four things, for the fifth is something bad.
In the carriage, on the way down Fifth Avenue, they talked pointedly of Mrs.
A fifth, to achieve his long-cherished aim of dining with the Emperor, would stubbornly insist on the correctness or falsity of some newly emerging opinion and for this object would produce arguments more or less forcible and correct.
It fell a hundred and thirty paces beyond the fifth mark," shouted an archer in the distance.
802-804) Avoid fifth days: they are unkindly and terrible.
Our modern authors of comedy have fallen almost universally into the error here hinted at; their heroes generally are notorious rogues, and their heroines abandoned jades, during the first four acts; but in the fifth, the former become very worthy gentlemen, and the latter women of virtue and discretion: nor is the writer often so kind as to give himself the least trouble to reconcile or account for this monstrous change and incongruity.
As a genius of the highest rank observes in his fifth chapter of the Bathos, "The great art of all poetry is to mix truth with fiction, in order to join the credible with the surprizing.
The sixth and fifth know that "brave Broke" of the Shannon was no sort of relation to our old Brooke.
The sixth and fifth form boys ranged themselves in their school order along the wall, on either side of the great fires, the middle-fifth and upper-school boys round the long table in the middle of the hall, and the lower-school boys round the upper part of the second long table, which ran down the side of the hall farthest from the fires.
Franklin Blake; and, in sending him the fifth chapter of her humble narrative, begs to say that she feels quite unequal to enlarge as she could wish on an event so awful, under the circumstances, as Lady Verinder's death.
Franklin Blake presents his compliments to Miss Clack, and begs to thank her for the fifth chapter of her narrative.
The fifth day I arranged to devote to sight-seeing and amusements in Pesca's company.
On the morning of the fifth day I went upstairs to see if the Professor was ready to go out.
What I teach comes down to this: There is only one fifth position.
CINCINNATI, June 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- While Fifth Third employees work hard for their children, Fifth Third works hard for its employees.