[ adjective ] coming next after the fifteenth in position
Used in print(J. H. Hexter, "Thomas More: On the Margins...)
Secondly , to find a learned diversion and a pleasing joke in More 's account of the stupid brutalities of early sixteenth century wars , of the anguish of the poor and dispossessed , of the insolence and cruelty of the rich and powerful requires a callousness toward suffering and sin that would be surprising in a moral imbecile and most surprising in More himself .
Similar literary exercises were the common doings of a Christian humanist of the first two decades of the sixteenth century .
[ noun ] position 16 is a countable series of things