Many

Ma"ny

, n. [AS. menigeo, menigo, menio, multitude; akin to G. menge, OHG. manag, menig, Goth. managei. See Many, a.] 1. The populace; the common people; the majority of people, or of a community.
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After him the rascal many ran.
Spenser.
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2. A large or considerable number.
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A many of our bodies shall no doubt
Find native graves.
Shak.
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Seeing a great many in rich gowns.
Addison.
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It will be concluded by many that he lived like an honest man.
Fielding.
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In this sense, many is connected immediately with another substantive (without of) to show of what the many consists; as, a good many [of] people think so.
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He is liable to a great many inconveniences.
Tillotson.
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