• Threescore


    • US IPA: /ˈθriskÉ”r/

    Full definition of threescore



    (plural threescores)
    1. (archaic) Sixty. (60)And their brethren, heads of the house of their fathers, a thousand and seven hundred and threescore; very able men for the work of the service of the house of God. – Authorized Version 1 Chronicles 9:13
      • 1874, James Thomson (B.V.), , XXI:Words cannot picture her; but all men knowThat solemn sketch the pure sad artist wroughtThree centuries and threescore years ago
      • 2012-01, Robert L. Dorit, Rereading Darwin, We live our lives in three dimensions for our threescore and ten allotted years. Yet every branch of contemporary science, from statistics to cosmology, alludes to processes that operate on scales outside of human experience: the millisecond and the nanometer, the eon and the light-year.
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