a lot of

idiom

: a large number or amount of (things, people, etc.)
A lot of people feel that way.
There was a lot of space.
Not a lot of people know that.

Examples of a lot of in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Although Mars Perseverance Rover still has a lot of work to complete, MOXIE has proven that future astronauts may be able to use the resources from Mars to survive. Zoe Wells, USA TODAY, 9 Sep. 2023 That team had a lot of firepower with QB Geno Smith and receivers Tavon Austin and Stedman Bailey, who finished the season with nearly 3,000 receiving yards and 37 touchdowns between them, and Texas Tech routed them 49-14. oregonlive, 8 Sep. 2023 The 70-liter model is large enough to pack a lot of things—enough for a weeklong trip (and maybe more with the right packing cubes) or a small family’s gear for a weekend trip. Kevin Cortez, Popular Mechanics, 8 Sep. 2023 Also, a lot of my work is thinking about the carceral space more broadly, so not just prisons. Allison Noelle Conner, Los Angeles Times, 8 Sep. 2023 So, naturally, everyone has a lot of questions about where this leaves everyone at the finale. Addison Aloian, Women's Health, 8 Sep. 2023 Use a masonry sponge, which holds a lot of moisture, as an applicator. Jeanne Huber, Washington Post, 8 Sep. 2023 Spiders, birds, cows — there are a lot of animals in Sparklehorse songs. Zach Schonfeld, Spin, 8 Sep. 2023 One is to avoid adding a lot of money after a fund has had a nice rally. Russ Wiles, USA TODAY, 28 Aug. 2023

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“A lot of.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/a%20lot%20of. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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