E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
He has joined the majority. He is dead. Blair says, in his Grave, Tis long since Death had the majority. Abiit ad plures; Quin prius me ad plures penetravi (Plautus:
Trinummus, line 14). Beatos eos fore, quando cum pluribus habitarint. (See Polybius, viii. XXX. 7.)