a cardinal number, 70 plus 8.
a symbol for this number, as 78 or LXXVIII.
a set of this many persons or things.
amounting to 78 in number.
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How to use seventy-eight in a sentence
The New York City Fire Department had lost seven hundred and seventy-eight men from its founding in 1865 until September 10, 2001.
Six hundred seventy-eight thousand children have autism spectrum disorders, and 99,000 have Tourette syndrome.CDC Report Paints Bleak Picture of American Kids With Mental Disorders | Eliza Shapiro | May 17, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
seventy-eight people were originally diagnosed with the Skid Row strain—of those, 60 were homeless.
seventy-eight percent of Americans are dissatisfied with the way they are currently being governed, according to Gallup.Not Too Late for Americans Elect to Win 2012 Presidential Election | Doug Schoen | February 14, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
seventy-eight percent of U.S. families now report buying organic food, up from 73 percent in 2009.
The second reading of the bill was carried by three hundred and seventeen to seventy-eight.
On a division the clause was carried by a majority of two hundred and seventy-eight against two hundred and thirty-two.
On a division Sir Henry Hardinge's motion was rejected by two hundred and seventy-eight against two hundred and forty-two.
On a division, the motion was negatived by a majority of one hundred and seventy-five against seventy-eight.
That was the end of headlong Christian II.; he lasted in this manner to the age of seventy-eight.History Of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. III. (of XXI.) | Thomas Carlyle