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synonyms for hordes

  • crowd
  • crush
  • gang
  • mob
  • multitude
  • swarm
  • band
  • crew
  • drove
  • gathering
  • host
  • jam
  • press
  • push
  • squash
  • troop
  • turnout
  • everybody
  • wall-to-wall
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How to use hordes in a sentence

The new day had hardly begun when the guerrilla hordes poured down on Foster's little army, confident of an easy victory.
THE COURIER OF THE OZARKSBYRON A. DUNN
His object was to reach Allahabad that night—not to hew his way through opposing hordes and risk being cut down in the process.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
These people were then compelled to enter into a contract with these wild hordes, and to buy themselves off by a yearly tribute.
A WOMAN'S JOURNEY ROUND THE WORLDIDA PFEIFFER
But of the hordes of scribblers that followed in the wake of Hudibras, scarcely any possessed Butler's sense of satiric propriety.
AESOP DRESS'DBERNARD MANDEVILLE
He could see how it went—the hordes of half-educated people who read books and were moved to write something like them.
LOVE'S PILGRIMAGEUPTON SINCLAIR
Kilidge Arslan must have called round him all his easternmost hordes, and intends battle.
GOD WILLS IT!WILLIAM STEARNS DAVIS
If he could not stamp out the Christians with his hordes, at least he could make famine and thirst fight against them.
GOD WILLS IT!WILLIAM STEARNS DAVIS
They cannot be expected to do business as usual in the way of giving milk when they are tormented by hordes of flies.
THE RED COW AND HER FRIENDSPETER MCARTHUR
The grandees kept gloomy state in vast palaces filled with hordes of idle servants.
THE LIFE OF NAPOLEON BONAPARTEWILLIAM MILLIGAN SLOANE
In fact, rumor of the rising of the Kirghiz hordes, and of the Tartar invasion had transpired in some degree.
MICHAEL STROGOFFJULES VERNE
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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