I made an arrangement to live in temporary housing, I lived apart from my family for seven weeks.
A 4-year-old as well two babies, four and seven months, had died in locations other than the school.
And in the second month, on the seven and twentieth day of the month, was the earth dried.
The Age of Reagan only really began seven months into his presidency, when he fired the air traffic controllers.
“My father called us ‘The Lucky seven,’ and we had a 24-foot motorboat by that name,” says Mark Shriver, the fourth child.
seven boys had come to a halt in the heart of the big woods.
"At seven; that will bring us to the bar at about the right time," I replied.
They numbered seven hundred men, and were exhausted with hunger, thirst, and fatigue.
"Just seven miles," replied the mate, glancing at the log-slate.
From seven till between two and three in the afternoon he ploughed.
Old English seofon, from Proto-Germanic *sebun (cf. Old Saxon sibun, Old Norse sjau, Swedish sju, Danish syv, Old Frisian sowen, siugun, Middle Dutch seven, Dutch zeven, Old High German sibun, German sieben, Gothic sibun), from PIE *septm "seven" (cf. Sanskrit sapta, Avestan hapta, Hittite shipta, Greek hepta, Latin septem, Old Church Slavonic sedmi, Lithuanian septyni, Old Irish secht, Welsh saith).
Long regarded as a number of perfection (e.g. seven wonders; seven sleepers, the latter translating Latin septem dormientes; seven against Thebes, etc.), but that notion is late in Old English and in German a nasty, troublesome woman could be eine böse Sieben "an evil seven" (1662).
Magical power or healing skill associated since 16c. with the seventh son ["The seuenth Male Chyld by iust order (neuer a Gyrle or Wench being borne betweene)," Thomas Lupton, "A Thousand Notable Things," 1579]. The typical number for "very great, strong," e.g. seven-league boots in the fairy story of Hop o'my Thumb. The Seven Years' War (1756-63) is also the Third Silesian War.
The Seven Stars (Old English sibunsterri), usually refers to the Pleiades, though in 15c. and after this name occasionally was given to the Big Dipper (which also has seven stars), or the seven planets of classical astronomy. Popular as a tavern sign, it might also (with six in a circle, one in the center) be a Masonic symbol.
FOOL: ... The reason why the
seven stars are no more than seven is a pretty reason.
LEAR: Because they are not eight?
FOOL: Yes, indeed: thou wouldst make a good fool.
["King Lear," Act I, Scene V]