an awful lot


: a large amount
They lost an awful lot of money.
She does an awful lot of talking.
: very much
I like him an awful lot.

Examples of an awful lot in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There were an awful lot of headlines saying ‘Comics Have Grown Up’. Zack Sharf, Variety, 13 Sep. 2023 What’s more, not having a European HQ causes all sorts of problems for a company such as OpenAI, which deals with an awful lot of personal data. Bydavid Meyer, Fortune, 14 Sep. 2023 The idea of living a life with an awful lot of ambition, and possibly at times not really seeing what’s around you. Scott Roxborough, The Hollywood Reporter, 1 Sep. 2023 Tuesday night’s game against the Astros felt an awful lot like Monday’s, with bad defense and a lack of timely hitting by the Red Sox leading to a 7-3 loss at Houston. Andrew Mahoney,, 23 Aug. 2023 Again that sounds an awful lot like a description of Stroud’s performance against the Golden Gophers on Sept. 2, 2021. Nathan Baird, cleveland, 15 Aug. 2023 That makes for an awful lot of planets and an awful lot of cosmic real estate for a visiting spacecraft to cover just to come to our little world. Jeffrey Kluger, Time, 27 July 2023 Adrian Phillips: Smart and steady, Phillips has seen an awful lot of snaps in the center-field role that McCourty played. Christopher Price,, 5 Sep. 2023 That future version of Google looks an awful lot like the present version of YouTube: a new kind of cable network where a flood of user content sits next to an array of lucrative licensing deals with TV networks, music labels, and sports leagues. Nilay Patel, The Verge, 22 Aug. 2023 See More

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“An awful lot.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2023.

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