• WordNet 3.6
    • adj seventy being ten more than sixty
    • n seventy the cardinal number that is the product of ten and seven
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The longest Monopoly game ever played was 1,680 hours long, which is seventy straight days
    • Seventy A symbol representing seventy units, as 70, or lxx.
    • a Seventy Seven times ten; one more than sixty-nine.
    • Seventy The sum of seven times ten; seventy units or objects.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: An elephant can live up to the age of seventy, or in some cases even more
    • seventy Seven times ten; one more than sixty-nine: a cardinal numeral.
    • n seventy The number which is made up of seven times ten.
    • n seventy A symbol representing this number, as 70, or LXX, or lxx.
    • n seventy to the Jewish sanhedrim;
    • n seventy to the body of disciples mentioned in Luke x. as appointed by Christ to preach the gospel and heal the sick;
    • n seventy to the body of scholars who, according to tradition, were the authors of the Septuagint: so called from their number seventy-two (see Septuagint);
    • n seventy to certain officials in the Mormon Church whose duty it is, under the direction of the Twelve Apostles, “to travel into all the world and preach the Gospel and administer its ordinances” (Mormon Catechism).
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Carob trees do not produce fruit until they are seventy years old.
    • adj., n Seventy sev′n-ti seven times ten
    • n Seventy a seventieth part
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  • Samuel Taylor Coleridge
    “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.”
  • T. S. Eliot
    “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.”
  • Oliver Wendell Holmes
    “To be seventy years young is sometimes far more cheerful and hopeful than to be forty years old.”
  • Samuel Johnson
    “At seventy-seven it is time to be in earnest.”
  • Golda Meir
    “Being seventy is not a sin.”
  • Oscar Wilde
    “I delight in men over seventy. They always offer one the devotion of a lifetime.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. hund-seofontig,. See Seven, and Ten, and cf. Seventeen Sixty


In literature:

Now, if you are to credit the Texian Government, it has increased to about seventy-five thousand.
"Travels and Adventures of Monsieur Violet" by Captain Marryat
An ounce contains from a hundred and seventy-five to two hundred seeds, and they retain their vitality eight years.
"The Field and Garden Vegetables of America" by Fearing Burr
Sometimes I'm obleeged to go as high as nigh seventy miles an hour to make up time.
"The Iron Horse" by R.M. Ballantyne
Besides, she supplied personally between sixty and seventy forts with reading matter.
"Woman's Work in the Civil War" by Linus Pierpont Brockett
They had also left a great many guns and cartridge boxes; and a flag, which the Seventy-seventh bore away in triumph.
"Three Years in the Sixth Corps" by George T. Stevens
I have counted seventy-five at one time and seven elk.
"Old Rail Fence Corners" by Various
The privateer proved to be "Le Croyable," of fourteen guns and seventy men.
"The Naval History of the United States" by Willis J. Abbot
Once I was driving a distance of seventy miles across country.
"A Labrador Doctor" by Wilfred Thomason Grenfell
He died at Glasgow, on the 19th April 1848, in his seventy-seventh year, leaving a numerous family.
"The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volumes I-VI." by Various
Seventy of the English troops were slain.
"Old Mackinaw" by W. P. Strickland

In poetry:

But surely never words from heaven
Of peace and love more full descended;
That we should seventy times seven
Forgive our brother that offended.
"The Text" by Charles Lamb
Nay, let the foolish records he
That make believe you're seventy-five:
You're the old Wendell still to me,--
And that's the youngest man alive.
"To Holmes: On His Seventy-Fifth Birthday" by James Russell Lowell
To-day, my friend is seventy-five;
He tells his tale with no regret;
His brave old eyes are steadfast yet,
His heart the .lightest heart alive.
"Felix Antonius" by Sir Henry Newbolt
A ship of several thousand tons,
And mounting seventy-something guns,
Ploughed, every year, the ocean blue,
Discovering kings and countries new.
"The Three Kings of Chickeraboo" by William Schwenck Gilbert
These are the scenes: a boy appears;
Set life's round dial in the sun,
Count the swift arc of seventy years,
His frame is dust; his task is done.
"Birthday Of Daniel Webster" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Not for rapt hymn nor woodland lay,
Too grave for smiles, too sweet for tears;
We speak his praise who wears to-day
The glory of his seventy years.
"Bryant On His Birthday" by John Greenleaf Whittier

In news:

In many ways it seemed the definitive question for the Seventies, coming after A.
Seventy years ago, in the depths of the last Great Depression, Americans discovered skiing.
Seventy miles is the rule of thumb.
Seventy workers at the Lennox Hearth Products factory in Burlington, WA, US, recently learned that they will lose their jobs in June when the company moves production to Mexico.
Christian stand-up comedy is a relatively new phenomenon, the start of which can be pinned down to the nineteen seventies.
Seventy years after the day that lives on in infamy, the soldiers stationed at Pearl Harbor recall their experiences.
Seventy artworks portray the lesser-known aspects of Vincent Van Gogh 's life, emergent work.
Seventy-five runners from Arlington finish.
A seventy-five-year-old man can do this grueling series of exercises, but can you.
William Butler Yeats , at the age of seventy-three, stands well within the company of the great poets.
Seventy years ago, in the summer and fall of 1940, Western civilization teetered in the balance as Britain stood alone against Nazi-controlled Europe.
Father of the power chord was seventy-six.
It was a warm seventy degrees Sunday on the Brighton Beach boardwalk, where white tents extended from the façade of Tatiana's restaurant.
Chapter Seventy-Seven Charleston, South Carolina – June 20, 2007.
Seventy-five years ago, Multi-Flow Industries was a family business that delivered fountain sodas up and down the streets to customers in Philadelphia.

In science:

The concept of a quantum algebra (or quantum group) goes back to the end of the seventies.
Introduction to Quantum Algebras
An extensive study of vesicle shapes was performed by Deuling and Helfrich in the seventies [34, 33].
Amphiphilic Membranes
This program was first realized at the end of the seventies ; it turned out to be one of the first steps towards a quantitative understanding of the QCD vacuum.
Quarkonium Interactions in QCD
In the late seventies in a series of papers this extended Lloyd model was applied to disordered electron systems by one of the authors.16−20 Similarly to Ref. 11 we present exact calculations for various thermodynamic quantities.
A solvable model of a random spin-1/2 XY chain
Seventy percent of the triggered events (trigger 6/3, meaning at least 6 hits at 3 strings.) pass these criteria in both the experimental and the MC sample.
Reconstruction of Atmospheric Neutrinos with the Baikal Neutrino Telescope NT-96