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seventy-four

[sev-uh n-tee-fawr, -fohr] /ˈsɛv ən tiˈfɔr, -ˈfoʊr/
noun
1.
a cardinal number, 70 plus 4.
2.
a symbol for this number, as 74 or LXXIV.
3.
a set of this many persons or things.
adjective
4.
amounting to 74 in number.
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  • seventy-four of the professors voted for Mr. Gladstone and fifteen for Mr. Perceval.

    The Grand Old Man Richard B. Cook
  • Hamilton died at St. Germain, in April, 1720, aged about seventy-four.

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

    Romance Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
  • He erected two hundred and eighteen chapels and seventy-four abbeys.

  • Grace was seventy-four; Blanche had only seen sixty summers.

    The Book-Hunter in London William Roberts
  • seventy-four men, eighty-one women, and fifty-nine children, to be exact?

    Image of the Gods Alan Edward Nourse
  • Exactly seventy-four per cent of all statements he made were fake.

    The Misplaced Battleship Harry Harrison (AKA Henry Maxwell Dempsey)
  • The vessels were le Scipion and la Victoire, each of seventy-four guns.

    The Two Admirals J. Fenimore Cooper
  • Six hundred and seventy-four votes were polled for this ticket.

    The Story of the Mormons William Alexander Linn

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