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Saturday, November 09, 2013

Definitions for en bloc

  1. French. as a whole.

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Citations for en bloc
These houses had recently been bought en bloc by a property developer who was about to have them renovated. Ruth Rendell, End in Tears, 2005
Mr Gates, after a pause, agreed to act as chairman temporarily, and Anton sat down, with a look of satisfaction which explained to Martha that she had under-estimated the danger of the entire body of respectable patrons resigning en bloc. Doris Lessing, A Ripple From the Storm, 1958
Origin of en bloc
En bloc entered English in the mid-1800s directly from the French phrase of the same spelling and meaning.
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