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great many

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The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary
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  • Windich and Pierre shot three emus; a great many came to water.

  • It got us into a great many difficulties, some of which were ridiculous, but it had its advantages.

    The Trail Book Mary Austin
  • There were a great many of them, though not so many as our people, and also there was Man.

    The Trail Book Mary Austin
  • There are a great many (other) things that he does not understand.

  • There are a great many dogs in shy neighbourhoods, who keep boys.

    The Uncommercial Traveller Charles Dickens

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