a lot

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Synonyms for a lot

to a very great degree or extent

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wrote to their lawyer in New Orleans, who attached the real estate (these two articles and a lot of plantation hands formed the most valuable part of it), and wrote word to that effect to New York.
Skeggs is busy and bright, for a lot of goods is to be fitted out for auction.
I was taken prisoner by one of those chaps, carried off to their beastly village and very nearly murdered by a chap who seemed to be a cross between an executioner and a high-priest, and who kept dancing round me, singing a lot of rot and pointing a knife at me.
It was almost like a lot of boys scramblin' on the sidewalk for a handful of small change.
But it was one of those ones today where I kind of battled through it and threw a lot of pitches.
But it will take a lot more than federal funds or symbolic jaunts.
There's a lot to be said for fun, commitment-free, casual dating.
A guy "who knew a lot about steroids and had experimented with them.