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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 absolutely adorable Easter treats out there, but these bunny cookies are definitely one of the cutest! Beth Lipton, Country Living, "Bunny Sugar Cookies," 8 Mar. 2019 There are so many reasons to shop at thrift stores. Woman's Day Staff, Woman's Day, "How to Find the Best Stuff at Thrift Stores," 21 Feb. 2019 Automation is presented as a foregone conclusion in so many of the concepts on view; visitors might assume the same. Diana Budds, Curbed, "The future of urban mobility will be shaped by these six issues," 18 Dec. 2018 So how did someone like Sansa Stark—originally a whiny, spoiled hothouse orchid—manage to outlive so many of her doomed family members? Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "New study gives some handy tips on how to survive on Game of Thrones," 9 Dec. 2018 The post received outpouring condolences from so many famous faces. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, "Colin Hanks Shares a Heartfelt Story About Luke Perry Following the Actor's Tragic Death," 5 Mar. 2019 This has been a recipe for winning—and sustaining that success for nearly two decades—without facing the financial plight against the salary cap that so many other teams face. Andrew Beaton, WSJ, "The Super Bowl of Opposites," 25 Jan. 2019 The only question is whether Microsoft will resist wielding the very same weapon that felled it so many years ago. Eric Limer, Popular Mechanics, "Google Chrome Is Poised to Swallow the Whole Internet," 4 Dec. 2018 On my bucket list: There’s so many things on my bucket list, it should be called a bucket book. Marie Claire, "Lily Tomlin Gets Candid About Her Biggest Career Regret," 11 Feb. 2019

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First Known Use of so many

1533, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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