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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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The French Jewish woman had seen so many in her family and community killed and suffering at the hands of the Nazis. Laura Demarco,, "WWII spy Marthe Cohn, 99, to share stories of working behind German lines in CWRU talk," 15 Sep. 2019 That's why so many of them, even strangers, showed up to celebrate. CBS News, "Oldest living American WWII veteran celebrates his 110th birthday," 13 Sep. 2019 And while there are so many more fast-casual restaurants to discover across Denver, these are 23 of the best the city has to offer right now, in no particular order. Josie Sexton, The Know, "Denver’s top fast-casual restaurants, from burgers to banh mi and tacos," 11 Sep. 2019 With so many trying to simultaneously depart the building, long lines ensued. Houston Cantwell, The Denver Post, "Guest Commentary: I was in the Pentagon on 9/11, today I help train the next generation of airmen who will keep us safe," 11 Sep. 2019 The issue is not whether your 2.5% account goes to 2.25% or 2% later this year, but rather, why in the world do so many people have their savings in a bank earning 0.1%? Susan Tompor, Detroit Free Press, "How do you make more money when the Fed cuts rates?," 11 Sep. 2019 Some of the most popular ones are rideshare companies like Uber or Lyft, TaskRabbit, Fiverr, Airbnb and so many more! oregonlive, "How do I get a side gig?," 6 Sep. 2019 Like so many people who struggle with insecurities, Brittany cracks jokes at her own expense so that others don’t get there first. Sarah Todd, Quartzy, "Can you be body-positive and want to lose weight?," 4 Sep. 2019 What do the helmets so many of you carp-brained mopes opt to leave at home actually protect against? Rex Huppke,, "Column: Bicyclists should be shamed into wearing helmets.," 17 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of so many

1533, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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