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amounting to or consisting of a large, indefinite number

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amounting to a large indefinite number

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The perpetual menacings of danger oblige the government to be always prepared to repel it; its armies must be numerous enough for instant defense.
To this manly spirit, posterity will be indebted for the possession, and the world for the example, of the numerous innovations displayed on the American theatre, in favor of private rights and public happiness.
The trapper received his new and numerous family connection with proper solemnity; he placed his bride beside him, and, filling the pipe, the great symbol of peace, with his best tobacco, took two or three whiffs, then handed it to the chief who transferred it to the father of the bride, from whom it was passed on from hand to hand and mouth to mouth of the whole circle of kinsmen round the fire, all maintaining the most profound and becoming silence.
Not the least part of their weary task was the fording of the numerous windings and branchings of the mountain rivers, all boisterous in their currents, and icy cold.
A numerous nobility causeth poverty, and inconvenience in a state; for it is a surcharge of expense; and besides, it being of necessity, that many of the nobility fall, in time, to be weak in fortune, it maketh a kind of disproportion, between honor and means.
But, up to that moment, he had remained with the numerous phalanx of the incredulous.
The further the campaign progressed the more numerous these detachments became.
When I had reached these, and walked over the moist, slippery sea-weed (at the risk of floundering into one of the numerous pools of clear, salt water that lay between them), to a little mossy promontory with the sea splashing round it, I looked back again to see who next was stirring.
He spent his entire time in his cell, in prayer or in conversation with callers, who became more and more numerous as time went on.
Hides of leopard and tiger predominated, apparently because of their more beautiful markings, and decorative skulls became more and more numerous.
Then, between that and the midday meal, were drinks numerous enough to develop a pleasant jingle.
Up to that time, however, it must be confessed, the curiosity of the numerous comers was but scantily gratified.
But we have better evidence on this subject than mere theoretical calculations, namely, the numerous recorded cases of the astonishingly rapid increase of various animals in a state of nature, when circumstances have been favourable to them during two or three following seasons.
Upon examination this white stratum is found to consist of calcareous matter with numerous shells embedded, most or all of which now exist on the neighbouring coast.
Among numerous school editions of the Prolog and The Knight's Tale may be named one issued by The American Book Co.