the multitude


: ordinary or common people as a group
a candidate trying to appeal to the multitude
often plural
His films are not intended to appeal to the multitudes.

Examples of the multitude in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Englehart pointed towards the multitude of changes in the restaurant industry after the COVID-19 pandemic and the proliferation of vegan options as reasons behind the change. James Powel, USA TODAY, 28 Apr. 2024 Choosing glasses can be quite a tricky task, with the multitude of styles, shapes, and colors available. William Mullane, Detroit Free Press, 23 Mar. 2024 Through other similarly personal portraits, Arana describes the multitude of national origins that make up the United States’ Latino population. Graciela Mochkofsky, The New Yorker, 18 Mar. 2024 The former Lakers coach was witness to the multitude of on-court moments that made Bryant a beloved Los Angeles icon. Chuck Schilken, Los Angeles Times, 9 Feb. 2024 While neighboring states are facing the multitude of storms back-to-back, Phoenix was sitting below the average amount of rain for January, according to Matt Salerno, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Phoenix. Caralin Nunes, The Arizona Republic, 24 Jan. 2024 Tamanu oil is relatively unknown in the United States when compared with the multitude of other powerhouse natural oils — jojoba, grapeseed, and tea tree, to name a few — found in beauty products. Sophia Panych, Allure, 29 Feb. 2024 After all, hadn't Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, Michael Collins and the multitude of U.S. astronauts since trained extensively before exploring the final frontier? Eric Lagatta, USA TODAY, 25 Jan. 2024 With wit and a wealth of detail, Goldfarb explores the multitude of hazards that the world’s 40 million miles of roads impose upon wildlife and the growing efforts to lessen or mitigate those effects. Beth Py-Lieberman, Smithsonian Magazine, 28 Nov. 2023

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“The multitude.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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