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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BUNCH

Her mother took the bunch of flowers out of her hand and looked at it.

Well, the boy runs his eye over the bunch, and then picks the pinto right off.

I told him that I was with the bunch first and last and all the time.

One of them called his own horse and it broke out of the bunch and ran toward him.

Each of the guests had now taken his bunch of grapes upon his plate.

"I never c'd run 'em in alone, not with Whizzer in the bunch," objected Slim.

"There's a bunch going into this deal, together, Rose," Bert Mall explained.

He soon saw that the great Bull, 'the boss of the bunch,' was covered with blood.

She's headed for camp, and all the rest of the bunch at her heels.

It was a bunch of grapes gilded and set below three small barrels.

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., "protuberance on the body, swelling," perhaps echoic of the sound of hitting and connected to bump (cf., possibly in similar relationship, hump/hunch).

The sense of "cluster" is mid-15c.; connection with the earlier sense is obscure, and this may be a separate word, perhaps through a nasalized form of Old French bouge (2), 15c., from Flemish boudje diminutive of boud "bundle." Meaning "a lot, a group" is from 1620s.

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