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[sev-uh n-tee-eytth, -eyth] /ˈsɛv ən tiˈeɪtθ, -ˈeɪθ/
next after the seventy-seventh; being the ordinal number for 78.
being one of 78 equal parts.
a seventy-eighth part, especially of one (1/78).
the seventy-eighth member of a series. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The first year of Saka corresponds to the seventy-eighth of the Christian era.

    A Visit to Java W. Basil Worsfold
  • At one time the Rebs were right in on top of the seventy-eighth.

  • He died 1642, in the seventy-eighth year of his age, the prisoner of the Inquisition.

    Gospel Philosophy J. H. Ward
  • There he died in 1680, in the twenty-eighth year of his captivity, and seventy-eighth of his age.

    Curious Epitaphs William Andrews
  • Thus expired Tiberius in the seventy-eighth year of his age.

  • The seventy-eighth Pennsylvania Infantry were encamped with them.

    Our Battery Orlando P. Cutter
  • He remembered the few times he had seen her in seventy-eighth Street.

    Sister Carrie Theodore Dreiser
  • Such was the miserable and unpitied end of the Emperor Tiberius, in the seventy-eighth year of his age.

    Seekers after God Frederic William Farrar
  • He closed his honorable and useful life in the seventy-eighth year of his life at Hingham, Mass., May 9, 1810.

    Sixty Years of California Song Margaret Blake-Alverson
  • It was Mrs. Howe's seventy-eighth birthday and she was received with cheers and presented with flowers.

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