- a cardinal number, 70 plus 9.
- a symbol for this number, as 79 or LXXIX.
- a set of this many persons or things.
- amounting to 79 in number.
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Examples from the Web for seventy-nine
Seventy-nine percent of liberals, 62 percent of moderates, and 45 percent of conservatives want government to combat inequality.Hey Democrats! Ignore the Centrists, Americans Want You to Tackle Inequality
December 18, 2013
Seventy-nine of these were 14 or younger when they were condemned.Ex-Prisoners Say Life Term Is Cruel for Teens, As Case Hits High Court
March 19, 2012
Seventy-nine percent of the women interviewed said they had been sexually abused as children by an average of four perpetrators.Native American Nightmare
October 27, 2011
She always thought of seventy-nine as one continuous November.Life and Death of Harriett Frean
One hundred and seventy-nine years further onward, Ezra was from morning till noon reading out of this book.
He made them eighty-one at first; and then, recounting, made them seventy-nine.Young Mr. Barter's Repentance
David Christie Murray
I counted the drafts aloud and had a long task, for they numbered seventy-nine.Dross
Henry Seton Merriman
At this place the wall appears to be about seventy-nine feet wide, or thick.Museum of Antiquity
L. W. Yaggy