so many


1

Such a large number, as in There were so many guests that we didn't have enough chairs. [First half of 1200s]

2

An unspecified number, as in There allegedly are so many shrimp per pound, but of course the exact number depends on their size and weight. [First half of 1500s]

3

Forming a group, as in The reporters turned on the speaker like so many tigers let loose. [c. 1600]

QUIZZES

CHALLENGE YOURSELF WITH THESE WORDS FROM "LITTLE WOMEN"

"Little Women" may be a classic, but that doesn't mean we all know the meanings of the vocab words from the book. Can you define these words correctly and make Jo proud?
Question 1 of 10
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