in record numbers


: in amounts or quantities greater than ever before
New houses are being built in record numbers.

Examples of in record numbers in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Baby boomers, members of the wealthiest generation in history, are beginning to retire in record numbers. Alicia Adamczyk, Fortune, 23 May 2024 Across our nation, traditional Republicans who believe in governance and compromise are retiring in record numbers. Tom Zirpoli, Baltimore Sun, 13 Mar. 2024 Just last spring Wisconsin voters turned out in record numbers for a state supreme court race where safeguarding reproductive rights was a top priority of the winning candidate. Jeongyoon Han, NPR, 21 May 2024 Migrants fleeing violence and poverty from all over the world have crossed the U.S. southern border in record numbers in the past few years, a surge that has overwhelmed shelters, left cities scrambling for resources and added to backlogs in the immigration courts. Edgar Sandoval, New York Times, 19 May 2024 Americans are traveling overseas in record numbers this year. Paul Brady, Travel + Leisure, 14 May 2024 To counter the labor shortages already being felt in sectors like agriculture and manufacturing, the government has been admitting migrant workers from developing countries like Nepal and Indonesia in record numbers. Max Kim, Los Angeles Times, 10 May 2024 People are visiting California and spending money in record numbers, a sign that the pandemic-era slump is finally over. Andrew Sheeler, Sacramento Bee, 7 May 2024 By Sanya Mansoor May 2, 2024 8:17 AM EDT In 2023, migrants arrived at the U.S. southern border in record numbers, often malnourished and ill. Sanya Mansoor, TIME, 2 May 2024

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“In record numbers.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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