What does the word seventieth mean?

Usage examples for seventieth

  1. With a sober tenderness of regret he said to a friend who congratulated him upon his seventieth birthday, " Yet it is a little sad to me, for I count to- day the end of youth." – From the Easy Chair, series 2 by George William Curtis
  2. He was fiercely tenacious of life, and his seventieth birthday had rung a knell in his ears that still sounded. – The Mating of Lydia by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  3. He had passed his seventieth year, but Elizabeth noticed in the old men of Canada a strained expectancy, a buoyant hope, scarcely inferior to that of the younger generation. – Lady Merton, Colonist by Mrs. Humphry Ward