Her pink-ribbon walks and runs have inspired a legion of loyal activists.
Ouch: Here's one way to kick a guy while he's down: take away his legion of Honor.
On the one hand, he has created a legion of followers in his wake—Cruz, Marco Rubio, and the like.
His scheme to re-integrate the church back into the center of this urban community has won Cain a legion of admirers.
Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl reportedly tried to join the legion before enlisting in the U.S. Army.
Our schools for Education in evil are numerous, and their teachers are legion.
So once more days and nights aid me along, Like legion'd soldiers.
Not only the value but also the power of money was enhanced in the legion.
I don't know the name of any cameras, except that their family name is legion.
If he made her his bride, his troubles and embarrassments would be legion.
c.1200, from Old French legion "Roman legion" (3,000 to 6,000 men, under Marius usually with attached cavalry), from Latin legionem (nominative legio) "body of soldiers," from legere "to choose, gather," also "to read" (see lecture (n.)).
Generalized sense of "a large number" is due to translations of allusive phrase in Mark v:9. American Legion, U.S. association of ex-servicemen, founded in 1919. Legion of Honor is French légion d'honneur, an order of distinction founded by Napoleon in 1802. Foreign Legion is French légion étrangère "body of foreign volunteers in a modern army," originally Polish, Belgian, etc. units in French army; they traditionally served in colonies or distant expeditions.
a regiment of the Roman army, the number of men composing which differed at different times. It originally consisted of three thousand men, but in the time of Christ consisted of six thousand, exclusive of horsemen, who were in number a tenth of the foot-men. The word is used (Matt. 26:53; Mark 5:9) to express simply a great multitude.