en bloc

adverb or adjective
\ äⁿ-ˈbläk How to pronounce en bloc (audio) \

Definition of en bloc

: as a whole : in a mass

Examples of en bloc in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At the festival, Kinmot will be showcasing 46 highlights from the collection, which is being sold en bloc for $2 million. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 14 Apr. 2022 Dozens of amendments to the NDAA have already been considered and adopted en bloc with support from members of both parties. Grace Segers, The New Republic, 1 Sep. 2021 Similarly, Whitehouse’s implicit claim that the conservative justices vote en bloc appears to be projection. Aron Ravin, National Review, 14 June 2021 The final rule allowed en bloc roll-call votes for bills brought forward Monday or Tuesday until Thursday. Emily Brooks, Washington Examiner, 20 Apr. 2021 Democrats voted en bloc against nominees in committee. John Barrasso, WSJ, 6 Dec. 2020 Instead, each state delegation must cast its vote en bloc, with each state receiving just a single vote, allotted to the candidate who receives majority support in the delegation. Alexandra Desanctis, National Review, 9 Sep. 2020 That’s in part because there are two types of blackouts: fragmentary and en bloc. Julia Belluz, Vox, 3 Oct. 2018 The Senate only ended up staying one additional week, and confirmed a host of additional nominees en bloc at the snap of the leader’s fingers. Ed Kilgore, Daily Intelligencer, 16 May 2018 See More

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First Known Use of en bloc

1861, in the meaning defined above

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“En bloc.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/en%20bloc. Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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