so many

adjective

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

Examples of so many in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web With so many openings, these wrongs can be corrected this year. Glenn Whipp, Los Angeles Times, "Golden Globes predictions ... and, yes, ‘Hamilton’ is eligible," 6 Jan. 2021 With so many other quarterbacks in the mix, the question for Howell is whether UNC will take another step forward and compete for the playoff. Paul Myerberg, USA TODAY, "Heisman Trophy race in 2021 is intriguing, unpredictable and full of quarterbacks," 6 Jan. 2021 There’s hope 2021 won’t involve quite so many hours of isolation, but that doesn’t mean there still won’t be TV worth watching, especially as new streaming services like HBO Max and Disney+ continue to beef up their catalogs. Angela Watercutter, Wired, "These Are the 17 Must-Watch TV Shows of 2021," 6 Jan. 2021 During Monday's episode of Jeopardy!, viewers were touched and moved by Alex's special message that aired at the top of the show, which felt extremely timely despite being filmed so many weeks ago. Zee Krstic, Good Housekeeping, "Alex Trebek’s Final 'Jeopardy!' Episode Will Include One Last Special Tribute Before Credits Roll," 6 Jan. 2021 The start of the vaccination rollout also coincided with the holidays, so many workers took time off right as vaccinations at hospitals were starting to gear up and did not schedule their first doses until the new year. Catherine Ho, SFChronicle.com, "California’s vaccination efforts are off to a slow start. Here’s why," 5 Jan. 2021 There are so many adventures that are all about the cold weather. Jasmine Gomez, Seventeen, "27 Skiing Captions That'll Make You Want to Hit the Slopes Tomorrow," 5 Jan. 2021 Nothing has had such intimate influence on so many people’s social relations, views, and range of knowledge. Siva Vaidhyanathan, The New Republic, "Making Sense of the Facebook Menace," 5 Jan. 2021 And the people who have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19 are, in so many cases, the same people who have been disproportionately affected by systemic barriers to their health, wealth, growth, and dignity. Aric Jenkins, Fortune, "Happy New Year! Nothing is going to change," 5 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of so many

1533, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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10 Jan 2021

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“So many.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/so%20many. Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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