- being or containing three times twenty; sixty.
Origin of threescore
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Examples from the Web for threescore
Now I am more than threescore years and ten, and the rest of my days are numbered.The Eternal City
One fancied that at twenty he must have looked very much like what he was now at threescore.Lord Jim
The actual anniversary that marked her threescore had had nothing to do with it.Gigolo
He himself lived a little beyond his threescore and ten years.Over the Teacups
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
At forty, at sixty, at threescore and ten, let not an old penitent despair.Bunyan Characters - Third Series
- an archaic word for sixty
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