the crowd


: ordinary people : people who are not viewed or treated as special or unusual
kids trying to distinguish themselves from the crowd
She prefers to be one of the crowd.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Williams said Springer was well-received by the crowd, which was gathered for a fundraiser for Howse and Boyd, two sophomore legislators. Scott Wartman, The Enquirer, 27 Apr. 2023 That demonstration turned riotous as officers fired tear gas and less-lethal projectiles into the crowd, and protesters hurled rocks and other items at law enforcement. Alex Riggins, San Diego Union-Tribune, 23 Apr. 2023 He's missed the crowd, he's missed the food, he's missed everything. Evan Romano, Men's Health, 22 Apr. 2023 With 6 minutes, 28 seconds of stoppage time on the clock, 40-year-old Ben Foster leapt to his right to push away Cedwyn Scott’s penalty kick and spark frenzied celebrations on the field and in the crowd. James Robson, Fortune, 21 Apr. 2023 Witnesses told The Associated Press that armed Houthis fired into the air to control the crowd, hitting an electrical wire and starting a panic. Harold Maass, The Week, 20 Apr. 2023 The shooting reportedly hit an electrical wire which fell on the ground and caused electroshocks, which triggered more panic in the crowd, witnesses said. Somayeh Malekian, ABC News, 20 Apr. 2023 Both sets drew rapturous responses from the crowd. Ed Masley, The Arizona Republic, 17 Apr. 2023 She was joined only by a pianist who both had the crowd rising to their feet and hollering praises of encouragement at their musical mastery to kick off the nearly three-hour-long show. Bianca Betancourt, Harper's BAZAAR, 9 Apr. 2023 See More

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“The crowd.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2023.

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