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  • n. The cardinal number immediately following seventy-two and preceding seventy-four.

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

  • adj. being three more than seventy


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  • The women range in age from nineteen to seventy-three.

    The Memory Palace

  • We were seventy-three but she looked seventy-five and I looked sixty-eight and we both knew it.

    The Bird House

  • At seventy-three, my heavy-set father convinced me we could build it.

    Chicken Soup for the Soul: Thanks Dad

  • By the time the riot broke up, sixteen people had been hurt and seventy-three were arrested.

    Burial for a King

  • Nineteen seventy-three may have ushered in the age of détente, but I was out of tune with the times.

    The Dark Side of Innocence

  • The New York Times reported his age as seventy-three, while other newspapers gave it as sixty-eight.

    A Covert Affair

  • Which means your next real chance to actually occupy the White House will be 2020 when you will be seventy-three; too old to be president and too old to want to be.

    Andy Ostroy: Why Hillary Clinton Must Run

  • A few sources mention his arrest and death at Buchenwald at the age of seventy-three see, for instance, Iorwerth Jones, “Sébastien Castellion: Apostle of Religious Liberty,” Expository Times, 95 1983: 75, and one book devotes a few paragraphs to his life.


  • Frank Curtis was seventy-three years old and lived in an apartment in the back of the Southgate Animal Clinic on King Road, about three miles from the Duke Street neighborhood.

    The Sins of Brother Curtis

  •   He said  “Yeah, but then what would we do with our seventy-three VHS cassettes?”



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