as many as

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used to suggest that a number or amount is surprisingly large
As many as 60 students competed for the prize.
They lost by as many as 20 points.

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Recent Examples on the Web Reports have claimed as many as 50 inmates could now be at large following the escape. Peter Aitken, Fox News, 8 May 2024 Similar discoveries were made in July, September and October, sometimes with as many as 50 flyers being discovered on car windows, said La Mesa police Lt. Katy Lynch. Karen Kucher, San Diego Union-Tribune, 8 May 2024 For some people, the whole romantic cycle is, understandably, a nightmare: billions of toe-sized insects, as many as a million per acre, on lawns and on wooden fences and on your pants. Rivka Galchen, The New Yorker, 7 May 2024 The majority of buyers have been Greek nationals, and the city is expected to house as many as 20,000 people in about 10,000 residencies within the next 13 years. Eleni Chrepa, Fortune Europe, 4 May 2024 Crews have set up a stage in front of the Belmond Copacabana Palace Hotel, and local officials have said the show could bring out as many as two million fans. Tim Chan, Variety, 4 May 2024 Advertisement Four Oilers — Connor McDavid, Leon Draisaitl, Evan Bouchard and Zach Hyman — finished the series with at least eight points, twice as many as the Kings’ co-leaders, Quinton Byfield and Adrian Kempe. Kevin Baxter, Los Angeles Times, 2 May 2024 Senna started on pole as the fastest qualifier for the 65th time in F1, almost twice as many as then-second place Jim Clark. David J. Neal, Miami Herald, 1 May 2024 By some estimates, as many as 40% of the victims are men. Jim Axelrod, CBS News, 27 Apr. 2024

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“As many as.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/as%20many%20as. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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