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[sev-uh n-tee-nahyn] /ˈsɛv ən tiˈnaɪn/
a cardinal number, 70 plus 9.
a symbol for this number, as 79 or LXXIX.
a set of this many persons or things.
amounting to 79 in number. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • We can count four hundred and seventy-nine homes on one side of the street alone!

    Half a Man Mary White Ovington
  • At this place the wall appears to be about seventy-nine feet wide, or thick.

    Museum of Antiquity L. W. Yaggy
  • All the same we must execute her for the sake of the round number; eighty sounds better than seventy-nine!

    Zanoni Edward Bulwer Lytton
  • She always thought of seventy-nine as one continuous November.

  • After seventy-nine days of complete isolation from the outer world, some of our men, at least, had seen human beings.

  • He made them eighty-one at first; and then, recounting, made them seventy-nine.

    Young Mr. Barter's Repentance David Christie Murray
  • The nave, in its present ruined condition, is two hundred and fifty-eight feet long, by seventy-nine in breadth.

    Over the Ocean Curtis Guild

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