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mass meeting

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  1. a large or general assembly to discuss or hear discussed some matter of common interest or concern: a mass meeting to protest the proliferation of nuclear weapons.

Origin of mass meeting

An Americanism dating back to 1725–35
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Examples from the Web for mass meeting

Historical Examples

  • Everything that was ever done at any other mass-meeting is done here.

    In The Boyhood of Lincoln

    Hezekiah Butterworth

  • Drums were beating at the mass-meeting, fifes screaming, people shouting.

    With Fire and Sword

    Samuel H. M. Byers

  • On the 16th of the same month a mass-meeting was held in the Tabernacle.

    Wilford Woodruff

    Matthias F. Cowley

  • At half past seven they set out for the mass-meeting together.

    Weatherby's Inning

    Ralph Henry Barbour

  • Peter Dreyer was at present agitating for a mass-meeting of the unemployed.

    Pelle the Conqueror, Complete

    Martin Anderson Nexo


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