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five

1. the cardinal number that is the sum of four and one
2. a numeral, 5, V, etc., representing this number
3. the amount or quantity that is one greater than four
4. something representing, represented by, or consisting of five units, such as a playing card with five symbols on it
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Box Five is just like all the other grand tier boxes.
When instant action is needed in the city of New York, a General Alarm can in five minutes be sent by the police wires over its whole vast area of three hundred square miles.
If I produce five archers who can out-shoot your ten, will you grant my men full grace and amnesty?
As I later learned, they had been to the subterranean vaults in which the eggs were kept and had transported them to the incubator, which they had then walled up for another five years, and which, in all probability, would not be visited again during that period.
I have, then, five minutes," said Monte Cristo to himself; "it is more time than I require.
It is evident, sir, that your position has kept you out of relation to men and affairs; otherwise you would know that since we left Paris monsieur le cardinal has returned thither five or six times; that he has there met De Beaufort, De Bouillon, the coadjutor and D'Elbeuf and that not one of them had any desire to arrest him.
Perhaps it will raise enough to purchase thee four or five hundred francs of rentes, on which thou may'st live with frugality.
I leave five thousand to Athos, five thousand to Porthos and five thousand to Aramis, that they may give the said sums in my name and their own to my young friend Raoul, Vicomte de Bragelonne.
Five hundred feet below me lay the vivid scarlet carpet of the valley; nearly five thousand feet above towered the mighty, gleaming face of the gorgeous cliffs.
We did not get a firman, but we took along four or five francs apiece, which is much the same thing.
The envelope of the second or inner balloon, having nine thousand two hundred square feet of surface, weighed only about five hundred and ten pounds, or say eleven hundred and sixty pounds for both.
But when a man betted a marker in a game and said it was worth five hundred dollars, it was accepted as worth five hundred dollars.