|Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (18701938). Rogets International Thesaurus. 1922.|
|Class I. Words Expressing Abstract Relations|
|Section V. Number|
| 3. Indeterminate Number|
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|NOUN:||MULTITUDE; multitudinousness, numerousness &c. adj.; numerosity, numerality [obs.]; multiplicity; profusion (plenty) [See Sufficiency]; legion, host; great number, large number, round number, enormous number; a quantity, numbers, array, sight, army, sea, galaxy; scores, peck, bushel, shoal, oodles [slang], pile [colloq.], heap [colloq.], power [colloq.], sight [colloq.], lot [colloq.], lots [colloq.], swarm, bevy, cloud, flock, herd, drove, flight, covey, hive, brood, litter, farrow, fry, nest; mob, crowd (assemblage) [See Assemblage]; all the world and his wife [humorous].|
[INCREASE OF NUMBER] greater number, majority; multiplication, multiple.
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|VERB:||BE NUMEROUS &c. adj.; swarm with, teem with, be alive with, creep with; crowd, swarm, come thick upon; outnumber, multiply; people; swarm like locusts, swarm like bees.|
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|ADJECTIVE:||MANY, several, sundry, divers, various, not a few; Briarean; a hundred, a thousand, a myriad, a million, a billion, a quadrillion, a nonillion, a thousand and one; some ten or a dozen, some forty or fifty &c.; half a dozen, half a hundred &c.; alive with; very many, full many, ever so many; numerous; profuse, in profusion; manifold, multifold, multiplied, multitudinous, multiple, multinomial, teeming, populous, peopled, outnumbering, crowded, thick, studded; galore [colloq.].|
thick coming, many more, more than one can tell, a world of; no end of, no end to; cum multis aliis [L.], thick as hops, thick as hail; plenty as blackberries; numerous as the stars in the firmament, numerous as the sands on the seashore, numerous as the hairs on the head; and what not, and heaven knows what; endless (infinite) [See Infinity].
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- Their name is Legion.
- En foule.
- Many-headed multitude.Sidney
- Thick as autumnal leaves that strow the brooks In Vallombrosa.Milton
- Numerous as glittering gems of morning dew.Young
- Vel prece vel pretio.