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[sev-uh n-tee-fawr, -fohr] /ˈsɛv ən tiˈfɔr, -ˈfoʊr/
a cardinal number, 70 plus 4.
a symbol for this number, as 74 or LXXIV.
a set of this many persons or things.
amounting to 74 in number. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • In its second year the society had seventy-four members, 181l.

    British Socialism J. Ellis Barker
  • Six hundred and seventy-four votes were polled for this ticket.

    The Story of the Mormons William Alexander Linn
  • Otherwise Peter Bines showed his seventy-four years only by the marks of a well-ordered maturity.

    The Spenders Harry Leon Wilson
  • Forty-eight of us out of seventy-four got back with our prisoners.

    Ben Comee M. J. (Michael Joseph) Canavan
  • When the expedition to the Baltic was on the eve of starting, a seventy-four went aground, in leaving the Downs.

    The Life of Nelson, Vol. II. (of 2) A. T. (Alfred Thayer) Mahan
  • seventy-four of the professors voted for Mr. Gladstone and fifteen for Mr. Perceval.

    The Grand Old Man Richard B. Cook
  • In only three cases, out of the seventy-four, was there no issue.

  • There was no room on board that seventy-four for our romance.

    Romance Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
  • Mrs. Newmark long survived her husband, dying on January 3d, 1908 at the age of seventy-four.

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