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Definition of so many 

1 : constituting an unspecified number can only read so many chapters each night
2 : constituting a group or pack behaved like so many animals

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There are so many things technology does better than humans. Barbara Peterson, Condé Nast Traveler, "JetBlue Founder David Neeleman on How New Airline Moxy Will Change the Way We Fly," 12 Dec. 2018 In a time when so many of us are increasingly immersed in digital experiences that can be cold and isolating, Living Coral felt like an appealing shade of connection. Hannah Morrill, ELLE Decor, "Pantone Just Released Their Color of the Year for 2019," 5 Dec. 2018 But like so many black writers, artists and musicians of the time, Hendrix traveled to other countries in order to fully realize himself. Tyrone Beason / Columnist, The Seattle Times, "Jimi Hendrix’s ‘experience’ in Morocco made my own more powerful," 15 Oct. 2018 But more importantly, there are just so many wonderful reasons to work out that have absolutely nothing to do with your weight. SELF, "2019 New Year's Challenge Workout Calendar," 31 Dec. 2018 This pond brands have to fish in is small and only getting more crowded, which explains why so many digitally-native brands turn to old-school retail methods like opening stores or buying billboards. Chavie Lieber, Vox, "Why so many hip startups advertise with snail mail," 1 Nov. 2018 In a time when so many brands are looking toward the future, Besamé Cosmetics has always turned toward the past — and that's a compliment. Leah Prinzivalli, Allure, "Besamé’s New Vintage Mermaid Collection Is Inspired By Our Favorite Scene From Disney’s Peter Pan," 26 Oct. 2018 Millions of people lost their jobs, and with so many consumers cutting back on spending, retailers got pummeled. Eliza Brooke, Vox, "How the Great Recession influenced a decade of design," 27 Dec. 2018 While The Devil Wears Prada and Clueless will always be classics (NEED Cher's closet), there are so many equally enjoyable fashion films and documentaries out there. Marina Liao, Marie Claire, "The 10 Best Fashion Movies That Aren't The Devil Wears Prada," 24 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of so many

1533, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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