Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Being three times twenty; sixty.

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  • noun archaic Sixty. (60)

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Examples

  • As wage slaves, toiling early and late, and living abstemiously, we could not save in threescore years — nor in twenty times threescore years — a sum of money sufficient successfully to cope with the great aggregations of massed capital which now exist.

    The Minions of Midas

  • And in threescore generations it has achieved it all -- think of it! threescore generations!

    CHAPTER 14

  • As wage slaves, toiling early and late, and living abstemiously, we could not save in threescore years -- nor in twenty times threescore years -- a sum of money sufficient successfully to cope with the great aggregations of massed capital which now exist.

    The Minions of Midas

  • As wage slaves, toiling early and late, and living abstemiously, we could not save in threescore years — nor in twenty times threescore years — a sum of money sufficient to successfully cope with the great aggregations of massed capital which now exist.

    The Minions of Midas

  • 8 For the head of Syria is Damascus, and the head of Damascus is Rezin; and within threescore and five years shall Ephraim be broken, that it be not a people.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume IV (Isaiah to Malachi)

  • Such hours 'gainst years of life, -- say, would he name threescore?

    The Works of Lord Byron. Vol. 2

  • Such hours 'gainst years of life, -- say, would he name threescore?

    Childe Harold's Pilgrimage

  • Such hours ‘gainst years of life, — say, would he name threescore?

    Childe Harold's Pilgrimage

  • Corliss, I've lived my threescore, and lived them well, and do you know, woman is a greater mystery than ever.

    CHAPTER 11

  • These four face the west, and between them and the bloody rock squat some threescore of cave-folk, talking loudly among themselves.

    THE FIRST POET

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