noun, plural sev·en·ties.
Origin of seventy
Examples from the Web for seventies
Contemporary Examples of seventies
Francis is well into his seventies, looks it, has a mild demeanor and soft speaking style; but his rhetoric is electrifying.How Pope Francis Became the World’s BFF
December 21, 2014
The Rizzoli in New York City was no ordinary bookstore in its seventies heyday.The Bookstore That Bewitched Mick Jagger, John Lennon, and Greta Garbo
December 16, 2014
Until the seventies, women here were free to wear almost whatever they wanted.Saudi Activist Manal Al-Sharif on Why She Removed the Veil
Manal Al Sharif, Advancing Human Rights
October 30, 2014
A friend of mine says that the problem with Argentina is that we missed the seventies.
That generation was killed by the dictatorship here in the seventies.
Historical Examples of seventies
It happened in the 'seventies in winter, on the day after St. Nicholas's Day.Master and Man
It was in the late 'seventies, I think, that I first saw Mr. Morley.A Writer's Recollections (In Two Volumes), Volume II
Mrs. Humphry Ward
And I am glad to say that its seventies have never been applied to me.Notes on Life and Letters
Throughout the 'seventies the landlord class was in undisturbed supremacy.Irish Books and Irish People
One or two more we've got that were grey-headed in the seventies.The Dop Doctor
Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
noun plural -ties
- amounting to seventythe seventy varieties of fabric
- (as pronoun)to invite seventy to the wedding
Word Origin for seventy
1859 as the years of someone's life between 70 and 79; from 1837 as the eighth decade of years in a given century. See seventy.