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The crowd surged about the ticker, and their voices came as from afar.

This was responded to by a roar of satisfaction from the crowd below.

At Gawler we were received by a crowd of people, and flags were flying to do us honour.

The address to the crowd at the Capitol was broadcast on a loudspeaker.

It had been vaguely present in his mind when he faced the crowd at Martindale, he remembered now.

Was it not fear that had made his nerves so rocklike as he faced that crowd and made his get-away?

There was no one like Larry for facing a crowd and cowing it.

Instead he took his lady away, and they were lost in the crowd.

The crowd had thickened in front, so that the lame man and the girl had come to a stand.

You can be lonely in a crowd, and I guess—is there any one around here you like better than me?

WORD ORIGIN

Old English crudan "to press, crush." Cognate with Middle Dutch cruden "to press, push," Middle High German kroten "to press, oppress," Norwegian kryda "to crowd." Related: Crowded; crowding.

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