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[sev-uh n-tee-nahynth]
  1. next after the seventy-eighth; being the ordinal number for 79.
  2. being one of 79 equal parts.
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  1. a seventy-ninth part, especially of one (1/79).
  2. the seventy-ninth member of a series.
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Examples from the Web for seventy-ninth

Historical Examples of seventy-ninth

  • Seventy-ninth and Eighty-sixth Streets blurred past without a sign.

    The Professor's Mystery

    Wells Hastings

  • I am now living on borrowed time, being in my seventy-ninth year.

    Cluthe's Advice to the Ruptured

    Chas. Cluthe & Sons

  • Someone in the rear of the houses in Seventy-ninth Street might observe the silhouettes.

    The Drums Of Jeopardy

    Harold MacGrath

  • In his seventy-ninth year the former tradesman sat down to count deliberately his moral gains.

  • Then, quickly recovering himself, he added, "And now we shall conclude the service by singing the seventy-ninth hymn."