[sev-uh n-tee-eytth, -eyth]
- next after the seventy-seventh; being the ordinal number for 78.
- being one of 78 equal parts.
- a seventy-eighth part, especially of one (1/78).
- the seventy-eighth member of a series.
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Examples from the Web for seventy-eighth
The first year of Saka corresponds to the seventy-eighth of the Christian era.A Visit to Java
W. Basil Worsfold
At one time the Rebs were right in on top of the Seventy-Eighth.Andersonville, Volume 2
He died 1642, in the seventy-eighth year of his age, the prisoner of the Inquisition.Gospel Philosophy
J. H. Ward
There he died in 1680, in the twenty-eighth year of his captivity, and seventy-eighth of his age.Curious Epitaphs
Thus expired Tiberius in the seventy-eighth year of his age.