threescore


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Synonyms for threescore

a set with 3 times 20 members

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being ten more than fifty

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The other agreed, and they cut down two willow wands of a summer's growth that grew beneath a brier, and set them up at a distance of threescore yards.
"Hark ye," said he, "yonder, at the glade's end, I see a herd of deer, even more than threescore rods distant.
Bar knew all about the gullibility and knavery of people; but Physician could have given him a better insight into their tendernesses and affections, in one week of his rounds, than Westminster Hall and all the circuits put together, in threescore years and ten.
I got so much money by my first adventure, and such an insight into the method of getting more, that had I been twenty years younger, I should have been tempted to have stayed here, and sought no farther for making my fortune; but what was all this to a man upwards of threescore, that was rich enough, and came abroad more in obedience to a restless desire of seeing the world than a covetous desire of gaining by it?
"And he smote the men of Bethshemesh, because they had looked into the ark of the Lord, even he smote of the people fifty thousand and threescore and ten men: and the people lamented, because the Lord had smitten many of the people with a great slaughter," reads Samuel 6:19, making us do the math to come up with 50,070 people smitten.
He must be a very knowledgeable man, bearing in mind the average lifespan is threescore years and 10.
At 16-0 the game looked over as Saints raced to a threescore lead thanks to tries from Lachlan Coote, Jack Welsby and Luke Thompson.
For millennia, we have known our allotted time is about threescore years and ten.
I feel like I am looking at myself, threescore years ago.
    Threescore barrels, laid below,
For Skins of prodigious Snakes, of which there are some threescore Yards in Length; as is the Skin of one that may be seen at his Majesty's Antiquaries: Where are also some rare Flies, of amazing Forms and Colours, presented to 'em by my self; some as big as my Fist, some less; and all of various Excellencies, such as Art cannot imitate.
Now, of my threescore years and ten, Twenty will not come again, And take from seventy springs a score, It only leaves me fifty more.
Approach at national, regional and local level, the programs Focuses on threescore areas Which were so Identified in the EU compiled SME Policy Index 2012 as posing the greatest challenges to the development of the SME sector , These are (women's) entrepreneurship, innovations and a green economy.
Ronca: So farre you can not: for this glasse is fram'd For eyes of thirty: you are nigh threescore. (41) But for some fifty miles 'twill serve you, With helpe of a refractive glasse that's yonder.
"He was a determined young man and a real character who packed more into his 22 years than those with threescore years and 10.