the masses

plural noun

: the ordinary or common people
His films are not intended to appeal to the masses.
the needs of the masses

Examples of the masses in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web All the colors of the rainbow are beautiful, but red has recently caught the attention of the masses — in particular, red light. Allison Palmer, Charlotte Observer, 6 June 2024 The Lego Ideas program, by comparison, does put fan designs on sale at retail, paper instructions and all, but Lego’s designers pick far fewer sets — each of which go through a painstaking process to revise those sets for the masses. Sean Hollister, The Verge, 5 June 2024 In October, in an effort to bring quantum physics to the masses, the CERN Science Gateway opened. Michelle Tchea, Travel + Leisure, 1 June 2024 Even as the chief executive continues grappling with scrutiny over misinformation and child safety issues on Meta’s platforms, many engineers, coders, technologists and others have embraced his position on making A.I. available to the masses. Mike Isaac, New York Times, 29 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for the masses 

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“The masses.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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