EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR MANY

She left me more composed and happy than I have been for many days.

Many other things I saw and heard, but was forbidden to relate.

I have another favour to ask, in addition to the many claims you already have upon me.

The virtuous Melissa parted from them with many blessings and tears.

He never could find out what was "going on" to bring so many folks into town.

It had been all the same to Mrs. Bines for as many years as a woman of fifty can remember.

There are not many boys, or men, I think, that would have had the courage to act as you did.

Many words of the talkative German were running in his mind from the night before.

"Many have had that reputation who do not deserve it," said Robert.

Mrs. Bines had never seen so many children as flooded this street.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English monig, manig "many, many a, much," from Proto-Germanic *managaz (cf. Old Saxon manag, Swedish mången, Old Frisian manich, Dutch menig, Old High German manag, German manch, Gothic manags), from PIE *menegh- "copious" (cf. Old Church Slavonic munogu "much, many," Old Irish menicc, Welsh mynych "frequent," Old Irish magham "gift"). Pronunciation altered by influence of any (see manifold).

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