a number of


: more than two but fewer than many : several
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Recent Examples on the Web Gonzalez added that the jail has also tightened a number of security measures, including adding three drug sniffing dogs and implementing stricter protocols for jail mail. Stepheny Price, Fox News, 21 Nov. 2023 On June 27, having engaged with conspiracy theories about the subject over a number of days, Musk alleged that the Oregon skirmish was a false flag. Donie O'Sullivan, CNN, 20 Nov. 2023 OpenAI’s technology has been integrated into a number of Microsoft products, including its Bing search engine, and the two companies’ fortunes had been seen as deeply intertwined. Morgan Meaker, WIRED, 20 Nov. 2023 There are also a number of civilians who have gathered there to seek refuge during the course of the conflict, and those lives need to be protected. Nbc Universal, NBC News, 19 Nov. 2023 Current conditions put these people at high risk for a number of life-threatening health conditions, including rapidly spreading respiratory and diarrheal illnesses, according to Richard Peeperkorn, the World Health Organization representative in the West Bank and Gaza. Dr. Jade Cobern, ABC News, 18 Nov. 2023 In addition to Marshall Mathers, the film features interviews with actor Jeff Daniels and a number of sports luminaries, including Jalen Rose, Calvin Johnson, Herman Moore, Chris Spielman, Patriots coach Bill Belichick, Emmitt Smith and ESPN’s Dan Patrick. Gil Kaufman, Billboard, 17 Nov. 2023 At the conference, the company introduced a number of initiatives, including previewing a more advanced large language model that is slated to launch in the next few weeks. Caitlin Huston, The Hollywood Reporter, 16 Nov. 2023 In this position, Hitler began a surgical manipulation of the German political system, using the law to do away with a number of freedoms—speech, press, due process—and shore up his own powers. Ellen Wexler, Smithsonian Magazine, 8 Nov. 2023 See More

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“A number of.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/a%20number%20of. Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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