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threescore

[three-skawr, -skohr] /ˈθriˈskɔr, -ˈskoʊr/
adjective
1.
being or containing three times twenty; sixty.
Origin of threescore
1350-1400
First recorded in 1350-1400, threescore is from the Middle English word thre scoor. See three, score
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  • Now I am more than threescore years and ten, and the rest of my days are numbered.

    The Eternal City Hall Caine
  • One fancied that at twenty he must have looked very much like what he was now at threescore.

    Lord Jim Joseph Conrad
  • The actual anniversary that marked her threescore had had nothing to do with it.

    Gigolo Edna Ferber
  • 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.

  • The age allotted to mortals by the Psalmist is threescore and ten.

    ZigZag Journeys in Northern Lands; Hezekiah Butterworth
  • Germany has been puffing for threescore years; France smokes to a man.

    The Fitz-Boodle Papers William Makepeace Thackeray
  • By whom I lost eight horses, and they ate me threescore bushels of oats.'

    Cheshire Charles E. Kelsey
  • Baron Bredow had employed some threescore of Russian prisoners on his place.

    The Iron Ration

    George Abel Schreiner
  • Sort of insinuate the blow bore down on my threescore and ten year?

    Sudden Jim Clarence Budington Kelland
British Dictionary definitions for threescore

threescore

/ˈθriːˈskɔː/
determiner
1.
an archaic word for sixty
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