seventy-eight

NOUN
  1. a shellac based phonograph record that played at 78 revolutions per minute
  2. the cardinal number that is the sum of seventy and eight
ADJECTIVE
  1. being eight more than seventy
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How To Use seventy-eight In A Sentence

  • It was a large pack of seventy-eight cards, their reverse face covered in the same blue and white lozenged pattern that appeared in the Palatine crest, opposite the lions. Book of Emblems
  • The man renowned as the “Butcher of the Balkans”—engineer of bloody ethnic wars across the former Yugoslavia, from Bosnia and Croatia to Kosovo, and whose actions created the term ethnic cleansing—hung on through debilitating sanctions and even a seventy-eight-day NATO bombing blitz in 1999 to force Serbian units out of Kosovo. Let the Swords Encircle Me
  • Seventy-eight percent were of the opinion that a higher standard of policeman should be selected for the service, such as matriculation and without a criminal record. ANC Daily News Briefing
  • See, I've worked in journalism for the last seventy-eight years, ever since the usual way a reporter would file a story was by telegram.
  • After the play we were introduced to the assembly, which they call the conversazione: there were many people playing at ombre, pharaoh, and a game called taroc, with cards so high, (174) to the number of seventy-eight. The Letters of Horace Walpole, Earl of Orford — Volume 1
  • Cuthbert Gordon's petition to the Society of Artsincluded seventy-eight different samples of colors made from his discovery, cudbear, and he noted that certain quantities of this coloring material would make pompadour color. reference As a name for a color, pompadour first appeared in England in the mid 1750s. The Creation of Color in Eighteenth-Century Europe
  • After the play we were introduced to the assembly, which they call the conversazione: there were many people playing at ombre, pharaoh, and a game called taroc, with cards so high, (174) to the number of seventy-eight. The Letters of Horace Walpole, Earl of Orford — Volume 1
  • Fires are ignited as far as seventy-eight kilometers from the blast.
  • At one time there were over forty phalansteries in this country, and if one groups together the Owenite communities and the religious movements of various sorts, there were at least one hundred and seventy-eight actual Utopian groups with from fifteen to nine hundred members each. The Worldly Philosophers
  • Sister Charlotte of the Resurrection, seventy-eight and an invalid, having been thrown roughly to the pavement from the tumbrel, was heard to speak words of forgiveness and encouragement to her tormentor. 27 July -- Bl Titus Brandsma, O. Carm.
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