The Seventy

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • The Seventy the translators of the Greek version of the Old Testament called the Septuagint. See Septuagint.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The longest Monopoly game ever played was 1,680 hours long, which is seventy straight days
    • The Seventy the Jewish sanhedrim: the disciples sent out in Luke x.: the authors of the Septuagint—often LXX
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Quotations

  • Samuel Taylor Coleridge
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    “There are three classes into which all the women past seventy that ever I knew were to be divided: 1. That dear old soul; 2. That old woman; 3. That old witch.”
  • Clarence Darrow
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    “At twenty a man is full of fight and hope. He wants to reform the world. When he is seventy he still wants to reform the world, but he know he can't.”
  • T. S. Eliot
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    “The years between fifty and seventy are the hardest. You are always being asked to do things, and yet you are not decrepit enough to turn them down.”
  • Muriel Spark
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    “Being over seventy is like being engaged in a war. All our friends are going or gone and we survive amongst the dead and the dying as on a battlefield.”
  • Oscar Wilde
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    “I delight in men over seventy. They always offer one the devotion of a lifetime.”
  • Thomas L. Masson
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    “There are seventy million books in American libraries, but the one you want is always out.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. seofontigseofon, seven; Dut. zeventig, Ger. siebenzig.

Usage

In literature:

The whole force fell back towards the camp, the casualties amongst the 58th being seventy-three killed and one hundred wounded.
"South Africa and the Transvaal War, Vol. 1 (of 6)" by Louis Creswicke
He continued actively engaged in his business until the year 1835, having followed his profession seventy-six years!
"Tea Leaves" by Various
Seventy-five new members were added during the year, or rather during the nine months elapsed since the meeting at Washington.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Fifth Annual Meeting" by Various
The export trade in copper is very important, amounting at the close of the past century to about one hundred and seventy thousand short tons.
"Commercial Geography" by Jacques W. Redway
The Minute Men had gone back to their homes, tired of waiting; but seventy, led by Capt.
"The Hero of Ticonderoga" by John de Morgan
During the seventies the price of silver fell as new mines were opened in the West.
"The New Nation" by Frederic L. Paxson
The writing being rather small each column contains from seventy to seventy-two lines.
"Museum of Antiquity" by L. W. Yaggy
Embarking this second passenger, Tom, this time, rowed a little closer to the seventy-footer lying at anchor in the river's mouth.
"The Motor Boat Club and The Wireless" by H. Irving Hancock
In the seventies Frederick Akers was proprietor of the oldest and best known trade roasting establishment in New York.
"All About Coffee" by William H. Ukers
All these appearances were the same comet, in all probability, returning every seventy-five or seventy-six years.
"Pioneers of Science" by Oliver Lodge
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In poetry:

On that fatal day,
The histories say,
Seventy vessels
Sailed out of the bay.
"Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 1. The Musician's Tale; The Saga of King Olaf XVIII. -- King Olaf And " by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
And air, and light, and wind, shall be
Thy fellow-singers, while they say
How seventy years of music stir
The common pulse to-day.
"The Songs Of Seventy Years" by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward
I have been favour'd with thy cares
For something more than seventy years;
Then ne'er let me perceive thou'rt gone,
While the decays of age creeps on.
"To Health" by William Hutton
Over the hill to the poor-house I'm trudgin' my weary way--
I, a woman of seventy, and only a trifle gray--
I, who am smart an' chipper, for all the years I've told,
As many another woman that's only half as old.
"Over The Hill To The Poor-House" by William McKendree Carleton
On foot he tramped o'er most of bonnie Scotland,
And in his seventies he climbed the highest hills most grand.
Few men in his day could be compared to him,
Because he wasn't hard on fallen creatures when they did sin.
"Lines in Praise of Professor Blackie" by William Topaz McGonagall
I'm old, my dears, and shrivelled with age, and work, and grief,
My eyes are gone, and my teeth have been drawn by Time, the Thief!
For terrible sights I've seen, and dangers great I've run -
I'm nearly seventy now, and my work is almost done!
"The Bumboat Woman's Story" by William Schwenck Gilbert

In news:

Oct 5, 2012 (Fresh Air from WHYY) — The Vanity Fair columnist wrote about his early career at the Village Voice in Lucking Out: My Life Getting Down and Semi-Dirty In the Seventies.
The US Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point celebrates its Seventy-sixth Commencement Exercises on June 18, 2012.
Yes, the bands that ruled the touring circuit during the Seventies and Eighties are returning this summer to a football stadium near you.
The iconic firebird on the Pontiac Trans Am's hood came to symbolize Seventies performance.
Rome, NY (WIBX) – It's been a tough year for disco, but not in Rome as they are getting ready to pay tribute with a "Salute to the Seventies .".
Seventy students in the senior class at Fitchburg High School have recently been named John and Abigail Adams Scholarship recipients.
Seventy Percent of Kids Exceed the Recommended Salt Limit.
Seventy 'Under 30s' Set to Change the World.
Seventy -First Classical Middle School won the annual Battle of the Books middle school competition this week.
Seventy volunteers descended on the Sustainability Academy at Lawrence Barnes on Monday and left it - 6:39 am.
'By the time we're in our seventies our brains have shrunk to the size they were when we were between 2 and 3 years old,' they report.
LONDON — Seventy Shakespeare productions from companies around the world, performed in 30 theaters all over Britain.
How the Eagles, the kinds of Seventies California rock, stopped feuding, recorded their first album in 30 years and landed at the top of the charts.
When construction began on Roosevelt Island in the early seventies, the streets were too narrow for garbage collection.
Minnesota News ST PAUL PARK, Minn. Seventy years ago, the pieces of a bankrupt Texas refinery were sent north and installed on a 100-acre plot overlooking the Mississippi River.
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In science:

The development of the theory of Gibbs random fields with unbounded spins, started in the late seventies in the pioneering works (16; 6), was strongly motivated by physical applications, especially, in Euclidean quantum field theory, see e.g. (20).
Gibbs random fields with unbounded spins on unbounded degree graphs
It is interesting to note, that investigations of rotation curves of galaxies made in the seventies of the last century, are nowadays widely accepted as evidence for the existence of dark matter.
Rotation in relativity and the propagation of light
Then, it is necessary to resort to other distribution properties and a good option is given by so-called fractional moments which have been extensively studied in the seventies and recently attracted new interest both in theoretical [14, 15, 16] and in experimental settings .
Fractional calculus approach to the statistical characterization of random variables and vectors
The stable soliton in each bond is expected to be Zakharov-Shabat’s solitons (ZSSs) discovered in the nineteen-seventies[14 ].
Soliton solutions of nonlinear Schroedinger equation on simple networks
In the first case, f is of non-critical slope and the construction of its p-adic L-function was known back in the seventies.
Critical p-adic L-function
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