a lot

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Synonyms for a lot

to a very great degree or extent

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Skeggs is busy and bright, for a lot of goods is to be fitted out for auction.
If you try to break in under your right name you'll get the glad hand and be asked to stay here and there and play a good deal of golf and dance quite a lot, but you won't get a job.
He went at once to fetch his brothers, and with their help dragged a lot of pine-wood and ropes to the spot.
Miss Mary is going to tell me a lot more so that on my next day out you can hear about elephants and camels and gentlemen going hunting lions and tigers.
Mind you, you've got a lot to learn, but you're promising, I'll say that for you, you're promising, and I'll see that you get a pound a week as soon as you deserve it.
I don't know how to talk properly, but I should be worse even than I am, if I had not had to mix up with a lot of men in the City who had been properly educated.
A fool takes in all the lumber of every sort that he comes across, so that the knowledge which might be useful to him gets crowded out, or at best is jumbled up with a lot of other things so that he has a difficulty in laying his hands upon it.
You see I have a lot of special knowledge which I apply to the problem, and which facilitates matters wonderfully.
If your men had gone a hundred feet farther you would have made a great charge, but as it is --what a lot of mud diggers you've got any- way
Oh, well," he rejoined, "he probably didn't see nothing of it at all and got mad as blazes, and concluded we were a lot of sheep, just because we didn't do what he wanted done.
These pills we have found to be very effective, and they save a lot of time.
Your scholars must have to take a lot of pills," remarked Dorothy, thoughtfully.