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threescore

[ three-skawr, -skohr ]

adjective

  1. being or containing three times twenty; sixty.


threescore

/ ˈθriːˈskɔː /

determiner

  1. an archaic word for sixty


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Word History and Origins

Origin of threescore1

First recorded in 1350–1400, threescore is from Middle English thre scoor. See three, score
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Example Sentences

And Darius, the Mede, succeeded to the kingdom, being threescore and two years old.

And he took threescore of them, and slew them in one day, according to the word that is written: 7:17.

Elders of threescore demand an entrance upon the strength of risqué stories sprung from garrison-towns and college common-rooms.

The estates that were rented at two thousand pounds a year threescore years ago, are at three thousand pounds at present.

But her simplicity of living saved her, and she is still hale and hearty, though she has passed the limit of threescore and ten.

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