several dozen

idiom

: many : probably more than 36
She has published several dozen poems.

Examples of several dozen in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Then, just last month, the playful Graduate Hotels brand, with several dozen properties steeped in local history in college cities and towns, was also acquired by Hilton. Chris Dong, Travel + Leisure, 22 May 2024 Here and now In 2017, several dozen Americans gathered with other activists in the southern hills of Hebron, in the West Bank. Atalia Omer, The Conversation, 21 May 2024 Population size changed with the weather: several dozen in summer, joined by many day visitors; a dozen or so in winter, with the rest receiving emergency housing when nighttime temperatures fell below freezing. Photographs Todd Heisler, New York Times, 19 May 2024 Years ago the downtown had several dozen businesses, including the Hamilton Hotel, Montgomery Ward, JC Penney, and Kresge department stores. Rick Barrett, Journal Sentinel, 15 May 2024 Each Saturday, several dozen athletes — most in their 70s — gather at Centennial Park North, in Ellicott City, to choose up sides and strut their stuff. Mike Klingaman, Baltimore Sun, 9 Apr. 2024 On a recent visit to a plant nursery outside Washington, D.C., nearly every plant tag had a USDA hardiness zone, but only one, out of the several dozen checked, had the AHS heat zone listed. NPR, 12 May 2024 There, marchers hoisted signs, gathered to hear speeches and surrounded a lawn with several dozen white cloth bundles that resembled child-sized burial shrouds, representing young people killed in Gaza. Gary Robbins, San Diego Union-Tribune, 2 May 2024 In that moment, several dozen faculty activists volunteered to join the students in shifts around the clock at their encampment on campus. Anemona Hartocollis, New York Times, 2 May 2024

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“Several dozen.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/several%20dozen. Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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