Or refuse to go along and turn this crowd of thousands of women against her.
Without the mass action, he declared, “there very likely would have been thousands of cases [of smallpox] and hundreds of deaths.”
The SEALs carted away boxes of computers, hard drives, thumb drives, DVDs, and thousands of documents.
But thousands of other victims are serving cruel and inhuman life sentences in personal prisons because of him.
But to meet this threat, we don't need to send tens of thousands of our sons and daughters abroad, or occupy other nations.
But all these thousands, hurrying from the field, were not the entire army.
It is a situation in which hundreds and thousands are placed, Morris; and why not we, as well as they?
The price that the tens of thousands of little children have paid!
They have systems of good manners which have been practiced for thousands of years.
thousands have no parents, and thousands more have parents who are far worse than none.
Old English þusend, from Proto-Germanic *thusundi (cf. Old Frisian thusend, Dutch duizend, Old High German dusunt, German tausend, Old Norse þusund, Gothic þusundi).
Related to words in Balto-Slavic (cf. Lithuanian tukstantis, Old Church Slavonic tysashta, Polish tysiąc, Czech tisic), and probably ultimately a compound with indefinite meaning "several hundred" or "a great multitude" (with first element perhaps related to Sanskrit tawas "strong, force").
Used to translate Greek khilias, Latin mille, hence the refinement into the precise modern meaning. There was no general Indo-European word for "thousand." Slang shortening thou first recorded 1867. Thousand island dressing (1916) is presumably named for the region of New York on the St. Lawrence River.