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The same number of. For example, He changed jobs four times in as many years means he changed jobs four times in four years. [c. 1400]
as many as. A phrase used to qualify the meaning of many as a very large number, depending on what follows it. For example, You can take as many pens as you need. [Late 1300s] Also see as ... as; as much as.
THINGAMABOB OR THINGUMMY: CAN YOU DISTINGUISH BETWEEN THE US AND UK TERMS IN THIS QUIZ?
Do you know the difference between everyday US and UK terminology? Test yourself with this quiz on words that differ across the Atlantic.
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In the UK, COTTON CANDY is more commonly known as…
Words nearby as many
as long as, aslope, aslosh, as luck would have it, ASM, as many, Asmara, ASME, Asmodeus, ASMR, as much
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How to use as many in a sentence
I replied, "As-many as you please, M. le Comte, but no answers promised."Evan Harrington, Complete|George Meredith