Definition of seven in English:
- Of the seven remaining, four have criminal records and three were convicted of the St-Laurent bar attack.
- His sentence of seven years represents four days and eight hours for each of his crimes.
- The new supernovas were found in galaxies ranging from four to seven billion light years away.
- I think I started at the age of seven, encouraged by my talented father.
- He was put in residential school at the age of seven and escaped several times, each time getting sent to a school further from home.
- Since the age of seven, he has sung in public, both here and abroad.
- The training starts sometimes at seven in the morning and does not finish up until seven at night.
- I turned up about half eleven and stayed until quarter to seven that night, and left others still playing.
- You are not working from seven in the morning until seven at night.
Seven days of the week, seven deadly sins, seven dwarfs, seven wonders of the world, the Magnificent Seven…the number seven crops up again and again in history and culture. The word is from the same ancient root as Latin septem and Greek hepta ‘seven’—septem is the source of September (Old English), originally the seventh month of the Roman year, and of septet (early 19th century), whereas hepta is found in words such as heptagon (late 16th century) ‘seven angled’, and heptathlon [1970s] combined with athlon ‘contest’. The seven-year itch was originally a semi-proverbial medical condition, dating from the middle of the 19th century, but these days is a supposed tendency to infidelity after seven years of marriage. The phrase originated in the USA, and The Seven Year Itch, a 1955 comedy written and directed by Billy Wilder and starring Marilyn Monroe, introduced it to a wider audience.
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