a good many


: a lot of
There were a good many people at the meeting.

Examples of a good many in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On a hill overlooking the harbor was a small cemetery, with a good many of the surnames on the tombstones the same as current residents. Walter Nicklin, Washington Post, 26 Aug. 2022 For a good many commercial vehicles, one overnight charge may be enough for the next day’s work. Jason Thomson, The Christian Science Monitor, 25 May 2021 That the academy’s directors branch ignored Sorkin is a sign that a good many people are already hip to this knowledge. Los Angeles Times, 4 Apr. 2021 There remain a good many obstacles to making any trades in the NBA before January. Mark Deeks, Forbes, 31 Dec. 2022 The first was a hardcore contingent of LGBTQ+ fans, a good many of whom were in hysterics before a punchline was even delivered. Charles McNultytheater Critic, Los Angeles Times, 19 June 2022 Politicians and pundits will spend a good many months arguing over what could have been done differently and who specifically is to blame for the fact that so many opportunities to improve people’s lives were pissed away. Jason Linkins, The New Republic, 26 Mar. 2022 Like his American counterpart, the equally prolific Stephen King, Campbell has been providing dark and addictive pleasures for a good many years. Washington Post, 27 Oct. 2021 The odd tenderness toward Communism and Communist causes, that seems to be felt by a good many men of the foundations and colleges, might be explained along the same lines. John Dos Passos, National Review, 28 Sep. 2020 See More

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“A good many.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/a%20good%20many. Accessed 26 Sep. 2023.

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