many a/an

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Definition of many a/an

formal + literary
used with a singular noun to refer to a large number of things or people I've been there many a time.Many a tale was told.Many a man has tried but few men have succeeded.

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“Many a/an.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/many%20a%2Fan. Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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