en masse

\ äⁿ(n)-ˈmas How to pronounce en masse (audio) , -ˈmäs, en- How to pronounce en masse (audio) \

Definition of en masse

: in a body : as a whole moved the inmates en masse to the new prison

Examples of en masse in a Sentence

Her supporters arrived en masse for the rally.
Recent Examples on the Web In 1991, several members resigned en masse to come forward about their experiences. Caroline Framke, Variety, 21 June 2022 Conservationists have been trying to find out why the penguins have been dying en masse since early May, when residents first spotted the dead birds on beaches. Kathleen Magramo, CNN, 16 June 2022 Liberals took to the social media platform en masse, crafting their own jokes. Mandy Mclaren, The Courier-Journal, 8 June 2022 He’s often backed by fans who make their support known en masse via social media, creating the impression that the voting public generally wants Musk to be left alone. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, 18 May 2022 Now that most pandemic restrictions have lifted, Americans are returning to larger cities en masse and looking for apartment space, thus driving prices higher. Khristopher J. Brooks, CBS News, 16 May 2022 If Tesla's stock keeps falling, Musk could be forced to sell shares en masse to meet margin payments. Shawn Tully, Fortune, 13 May 2022 On Friday evenings, a smaller contingent heads en masse across the border to Coronado. San Diego Union-Tribune, 9 May 2022 Marvel’s box-office hegemony often comes at the expense of other Hollywood releases, including adult-skewing dramas and independent fare that have largely struggled to draw ticket-buyers en masse during the pandemic. Daniel Arkin, NBC News, 8 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of en masse

1795, in the meaning defined above

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“En masse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/en%20masse. Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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