threescore and ten

threescore and ten

Seventy (years old). I hope I do half as much as my grandfather's done by the time I'm threescore and ten.
See also: and, ten

threescore and ten

the age of seventy.
In the Bible, threescore and ten amounts to the allotted span of a person's life: ‘The days of our age are threescore years and ten’ (Psalm 90:10).
See also: and, ten
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Samuel Adams died in 1803, at the age of above threescore and ten.
Where was it then For Israel, or for David, or his throne, When thou stood'st up his tempter to the pride Of numbering Israel--which cost the lives of threescore and ten thousand Israelites By three days' pestilence?
Oberman died in April 2001, he had reached the biblical age of threescore and ten, but by no means the end of his scholarly vitality and insight.
Growing to almost 2 feet long, tuatara live at least the biblical threescore and ten years, and probably a century or more.
Tough questions, but they do not seem to bother that hickory-skinned, eternal leprechaun Merce Cunningham, who achieved on April 16 the unlikely milestone birthday of threescore and ten plus five.
And Captain Carpenter parted with his ears To a black devil that used him in this wise O Jesus ere his threescore and ten years Another had plucked out his sweet blue eyes.