Definition of sevenfold:
five or more (part of speech: noun)
Thus these being likewise routed and put to flight, when Pompey, by the dust flying in the air, conjectured the fate of his horse, it were very hard to say what his thoughts or intentions were, but looking like one distracted and beside himself, and without any recollection or reflection that he was Pompey the Great, he retired slowly towards his camp, without speaking a word to any man, exactly according to the description in the verses, But Jove from heaven struck Ajax with a fear; Ajax the bold then stood astonished there, Flung o'er his back the mighty sevenfold shield, And trembling gazed and spied about the field.- "Plutarch-Lives-of-the-noble-Grecians-and-Romans", Clough, Arthur Hugh.
" You may safely hold in your mare, senor," said Sancho in reply to this, " for our horse is the most virtuous and well- behaved horse in the world; he never does anything wrong on such occasions, and the only time he misbehaved, my master and I suffered for it sevenfold; I say again your worship may pull up if you like; for if she was offered to him between two plates the horse would not hanker after her."- "The History of Don Quixote, Volume II., Complete", Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra.
The first Hoe press of 1847 had been so improved by 1871 that it printed ten to twelve thousand eight- page papers in an hour, and twenty- five years later the capacity had been increased between six and sevenfold.- "The United States Since The Civil War", Charles Ramsdell Lingley.