How to use Seventieth in a sentence
He died of gangrene of the leg in his seventieth year.
In his seventieth year, as lieutenant-general of the North, he led the English host on the great day of Flodden, earning a patent of the dukedom of Norfolk, dated 1 February 1513/4, and that strange patent which granted to him and his heirs that they should bear in the midst of the silver bend of their Howard shield a demi-lion stricken in the mouth with an arrow, in the right colours of the arms of the king of Scotland.
They had an existence of six months, and were finally received back by the state at about the seventieth part of their face-value in coin.
In August 1753 he took to his bed, and he died at Copenhagen on the 28th of January 1754, in the seventieth year of his age.
When in his seventieth year, Ferguson, intending to prepare a new edition of the history, visited Italy and some of the principal cities of Europe, where he was received with honour by learned societies.Advertisement
On his seventieth birthday, 1896 (during which year he started on an expedition to Malaysia), he was presented with a volume of essays composed by the most distinguished ethnologists in celebration of the event and dedicated to him.
The spell, however, of O'Connell's power had vanished; his health had suffered much from a short confinement; he was verging upon his seventieth year; and he was alarmed and pained by the growth of a party in the repeal ranks who scoffed at his views, and advocated the revolutionary doctrines which he had always feared and abhorred.
On his seventieth birthday congratulations flowed in from many quarters.
Timur died in 1405, when in the seventieth year of his age and about to invade China.
His scientific writings are all in the form of commentaries, and it was not until his seventieth year that (with the exception of a brief tract on the De insomniis of Hippocrates) he felt that any of them were sufficiently complete to be given to the world.Advertisement
The extent of his literary ability only became known after he had passed his seventieth year, on the publication of his biography of Lord Jeffrey in 1852, and from the Memorials of his Time, which appeared posthumously in 1856.
How, then, could it be imagined that with six years of power from his seventieth year, the Jew "adventurer," mysterious and theatrical to the last, should fill a greater space in the mind of England twenty years after death than Peel or Palmerston after five?
On his seventieth birthday a large sum of money (270,000) was raised by public subscription, of which half was devoted to repurchasing the estate of Schonhausen for him, and the rest was used by him to establish a fund for the assistance of schoolmasters.
On -the occasion of his seventieth birthday he was honoured with the title of Geheimrath.
I saw an old man the other day, to my astonishment, making the holes with a hoe for the seventieth time at least, and not for himself to lie down in!Advertisement
Barrie Cook is 71, his work was recently shown at the the Tate Britain, to celebrate his seventieth birthday.
Visit Madrid 's civil war sites 70 years on This year marks the seventieth anniversary of the start of the civil war.
It remained to ascertain the exact position of this cape, which the maps place above the seventieth parallel.
In 1684 Smith, then in his seventieth year, was appointed bishop of Carlisle.
In the hundred and seventieth year (142 B.C.) the yoke of the heathen was taken away from Israel and the people began to date their legal documents "in the first year of Simon the great high priest and commander and leader of the Jews."Advertisement