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seventy-ninth

[sev-uh n-tee-nahynth] /ˈsɛv ən tiˈnaɪnθ/
adjective
1.
next after the seventy-eighth; being the ordinal number for 79.
2.
being one of 79 equal parts.
noun
3.
a seventy-ninth part, especially of one (1/79).
4.
the seventy-ninth member of a series.
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  • Victory, in the face of stubborn opposition, crowned the efforts of the seventy-ninth Division.

    The Delta of the Triple Elevens William Elmer Bachman
  • Someone in the rear of the houses in seventy-ninth Street might observe the silhouettes.

    The Drums Of Jeopardy Harold MacGrath
  • He died in his seventy-ninth year, and Racine pronounced a high eulogy upon him, before the academy.

    Paris: With Pen and Pencil David W. Bartlett
  • Now, as this seventy-ninth Congress meets, we have reached the most critical phase of the war.

  • Then, quickly recovering himself, he added, "And now we shall conclude the service by singing the seventy-ninth hymn."

  • When Ross retraced his steps, the expedition had advanced as far as the seventy-ninth degree of south latitude.

    The Ocean World: Louis Figuier
  • The seventy-ninth, headed by its Colonel (Cameron), charged across the hill, and for a short time the contest was severe.

    Life of Wm. Tecumseh Sherman. W. Fletcher Johnson
  • His health having gradually failed, he died on the 11th May, 1871, in the seventy-ninth year of his age.

    Great Astronomers R. S. Ball
  • On the 26th of July 1881 he was found dead in his house at Oulton, in his seventy-ninth year.

  • These pigheads had never thought to question his presence in the backyard of the house in seventy-ninth Street.

    The Drums Of Jeopardy Harold MacGrath

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