so many


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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Recent Examples on the Web Why are so many people are alienated from politics?, "Community News For The West Hartford Edition," 16 Sep. 2019 Because there’s so many people that are deserving to be out. Kenneth E. Hartman, Harper's magazine, "Life after Life," 16 Sep. 2019 Which is interesting, because online dating makes so many people miserable. Caille Millner,, "Facebook’s dating app isn’t the friendly nudge into love it should be," 13 Sep. 2019 Especially with so many women being elevated in business and CEO positions. Ryan Asselta,, "A Quick Nine With Stacy Lewis: Golf and Motherhood," 12 Sep. 2019 This raises the question: why do so many people believe unproven theories over the informed advice of medical doctors and public health authorities? Jonathan Kennedy, Quartz, "The anti-vax movement is effectively reversing decades of progress in disease prevention," 11 Sep. 2019 Like so many women who are amplifying the issue, Underwood has a connection. Helena Andrews-dyer, The Denver Post, "Finding the joy in black motherhood," 7 Sep. 2019 Like so many women who are amplifying the issue, Underwood has a connection. al, "I wanted to read an article about black motherhood that wasn’t a horror story. So I wrote it.," 6 Sep. 2019 Like so many young women of her generation, Rhoda–a frank, neurotic Bronx Jew with a self-deprecating sense of humor–both benefited from and struggled with unprecedented independence. Judy Berman, Time, "How Valerie Harper Paved the Way for Today's Sitcom Women," 5 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of so many

1533, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of so many was in 1533

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