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  • n. Plural form of seventy.
  • n. The decade of the 1870s, 1970s, etc.
  • n. The decade of one's life from age 70 through age 79.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the decade from 1970 to 1979
  • n. the time of life between 70 and 80

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Examples

  • I know that the first thing I think about when I remember the seventies is the Fairchild F-8 microprocessor.

    2008 April

  • They are excellent and I have noticed no problems when it comes to covering women writers - the latest volume, covering the seventies, is certainly sympathetic when it covers the rise of feminism in SF: clearly he has no intellectual problem with women in SF.

    TOC: The Mammoth Book of Mindblowing SF edited by Mike Ashley

  • Most of my collection was levered off walls in the seventies from the top of precipitously-leaning ladders.

    Off the Wall

  • And you can actually see two species that weren't discoveried until the seventies from the main Antananarivo-Tuléara road (Benson's Rock Thrush and Appert's Greenbul).

    The Madagascar pochard returns

  • Fodelmesi, now in his seventies, is stooped, his cheeks and chest sunken.

    The Curse of the Sevso Silver

  • The record of the late sixties and early seventies is entirely to the contrary.

    Senate Reform

  • The difference between the 1980s and the mid-seventies is in our own recognition, as business people, of this ambivalence, our willingness to admit that it exists, and our desire to do something about it.

    Towards a New Business—Government Understanding in Canada

  • We just saw the uncertain seventies slipping away, after the many shocks of the sixties.

    On a Working Hypothesis

  • If the decade of the nineteen-seventies is to be one of great achievements in Canada I think one of its main hallmarks should be the emergence of a clearer and more knowledgeable consensus in our society about the needs and the wants and aspirations of Canadians to which we should be harnessing our energies and our capacities and our growing resources.

    The Economy Enters a New Decade

  • He died in his early seventies from a rare form of Parkinson’s, which had forced his retirement a few years earlier.

    February 2008

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