Definitions

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  • noun The cardinal number immediately following seventy-eight and preceding eighty.

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  • adjective being nine more than seventy

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Examples

  • Friar Lopinot later claimed to have baptized seventy-nine Jews.

    Crossing Mandelbaum Gate

  • Friar Lopinot later claimed to have baptized seventy-nine Jews.

    Crossing Mandelbaum Gate

  • He was fifty-seven at the time, well beyond life expectancy for the era; even so, Old Kinderhook went on to become Much Older Kinderhook, living to age seventy-nine.

    The English Is Coming!

  • He was fifty-seven at the time, well beyond life expectancy for the era; even so, Old Kinderhook went on to become Much Older Kinderhook, living to age seventy-nine.

    The English Is Coming!

  • He kept a meticulous log of everything he acquired, though even without this he would have been ale to list that he had seventy-nine bottles of whisky, sixty-five bottles of Cognac and exactly forty bottles of gin; then there were the cured sausages and rounds of cheese, stacks of preserves and cans of beer, washing powders and toothpastes.

    Books

  • He kept a meticulous log of everything he acquired, though even without this he would have been ale to list that he had seventy-nine bottles of whisky, sixty-five bottles of Cognac and exactly forty bottles of gin; then there were the cured sausages and rounds of cheese, stacks of preserves and cans of beer, washing powders and toothpastes.

    More from To steal her love, by Matti Joensuu

  • Kamehameha at Hilo, "Pool cast back through the calendar;" which makes you seventy-nine, or eight years older than I.

    THE BONES OF KAHEKILI

  • He kept a meticulous log of everything he acquired, though even without this he would have been ale to list that he had seventy-nine bottles of whisky, sixty-five bottles of Cognac and exactly forty bottles of gin; then there were the cured sausages and rounds of cheese, stacks of preserves and cans of beer, washing powders and toothpastes.

    June 2009

  • Van Horn and his Danish mate, Borckman, making a total of seventy-nine souls.

    CHAPTER II

  • So far, the daisies were trouncing the buttercups seventy-nine to forty and it seemed the buttercups were losing faith, preparing themselves for the button-lipped disappointment of the car ride home.

    Day 6: Bunking off

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