an awful lot of


: a large amount of : much
You're making an awful lot of noise.
We don't have an awful lot of money/time.

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Recent Examples on the Web There’s an awful lot of this diversity talk going around, and sometimes schools, especially the more expensive private schools, will lay it on a bit thick. Timothy Noah, The New Republic, 23 Mar. 2022 That adds up to an awful lot of empty places, and a lot of distance between gas stations. Wes Siler, Outside Online, 27 Jan. 2022 Clearly, Monahan has an awful lot of repair work to do, and not only with golfers, but with the families of 9/11 victims who came out so forcefully against LIV from its inception, and who spoke up against this union Tuesday night. Tara Sullivan,, 7 June 2023 Padres at Mets: For two teams that finished second fiddle in their divisions, San Diego and New York bring an awful lot of star power into the playoffs. San Francisco Chronicle, 6 Oct. 2022 The fake podcast structure wasn’t wholly necessary, in that the sheer charm and chemistry of the leads carries an awful lot of weight. Alan Sepinwall, Rolling Stone, 20 June 2022 For all her sophisticated humanism, Le Guin could also be an awful lot of fun. Washington Post Staff, Washington Post, 14 Apr. 2023 The decision to cut the 93-minute first section off with Bob Cousy’s retirement is semi-arbitrary, and then an awful lot of the 107-minute second section is set after Russell’s retirement and comes across as strangely under-sourced. Daniel Fienberg, The Hollywood Reporter, 7 Feb. 2023 One, there has been an awful lot of losing here, which fosters the mentality that something will surely go wrong. Jeré Longman, New York Times, 30 Jan. 2023 See More

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