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Definition of Twentieth


  1. Next in order after the nineteenth; tenth after the tenth; coming after nineteen others; -- the ordinal of twenty.
  2. Consisting, or being, one of twenty equal parts into which anything is divided.
  3. The next in order after the nineteen; one coming after nineteen others.
  4. The quotient of a unit divided by twenty; one of twenty equal parts of one whole.

Twentieth Quotations

The first decade of the twentieth century was not a great time to be born black and poor and female in St. Louis, Missouri, but Vivian Baxter was born black and poor, to black and poor parents. Later she would grow up and be called beautiful. As a grown woman she would be known as the butter-colored lady with the blowback hair.
Maya Angelou

Fascism is a religion. The twentieth century will be known in history as the century of Fascism.
Benito Mussolini

The problem of the twentieth century is the problem of the color line.
W. E. B. Du Bois

It has become part of the accepted wisdom to say that the twentieth century was the century of physics and the twenty-first century will be the century of biology.
Freeman Dyson

One of the peculiar sins of the twentieth century which we've developed to a very high level is the sin of credulity. It has been said that when human beings stop believing in God they believe in nothing. The truth is much worse: they believe in anything.
Malcolm Muggeridge
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Twentieth Translations

twentieth in German is zwanzigsten, zwanzigste, zwanzigste
twentieth in Hungarian is huszadik
twentieth in Swedish is tjugonde

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