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seventy-five

[sev-uh n-tee-fahyv] /ˈsɛv ən tiˈfaɪv/
noun
1.
a cardinal number, 70 plus 5.
2.
a symbol for this number, as 75 or LXXV.
3.
a set of this many persons or things.
4.
Military.
  1. a gun with a 75-mm caliber.
  2. the field gun of that caliber used in the French and U.S. armies in World War I.
adjective
5.
amounting to 75 in number.
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  • On hearing this, I mentally advanced my portion to seventy-five per cent.

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  • Bob took aim and at seventy-five yards shot Ayres through the head.

    The Story of the Outlaw Emerson Hough
  • Lead opens out better every day, and we're in only about seventy-five feet.

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  • The minute hand is eight feet long, and weighs seventy-five pounds.

    Rollo in London Jacob Abbott
  • And now there were two hundred and seventy-five dollars to put him forever beyond their jibes.

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