- next after the seventy-eighth; being the ordinal number for 79.
- being one of 79 equal parts.
- a seventy-ninth part, especially of one (1/79).
- the seventy-ninth member of a series.
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Examples from the Web for seventy-ninth
Seventy-ninth and Eighty-sixth Streets blurred past without a sign.The Professor's Mystery
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
In his seventy-ninth year the former tradesman sat down to count deliberately his moral gains.Benjamin Franklin; Self-Revealed, Volume I (of 2)
Wiliam Cabell Bruce
Then, quickly recovering himself, he added, "And now we shall conclude the service by singing the seventy-ninth hymn."The Sky Pilot in No Man's Land