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[sev-uh n-tee-eytth, -eyth]
  1. next after the seventy-seventh; being the ordinal number for 78.
  2. being one of 78 equal parts.
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  1. a seventy-eighth part, especially of one (1/78).
  2. the seventy-eighth member of a series.
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Examples from the Web for seventy-eighth

Historical Examples

  • 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.

  • He died 1642, in the seventy-eighth year of his age, the prisoner of the Inquisition.

  • There he died in 1680, in the twenty-eighth year of his captivity, and seventy-eighth of his age.

    Curious Epitaphs

    William Andrews

  • Thus expired Tiberius in the seventy-eighth year of his age.