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plurality -- as in: candidate had a plurality
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Moby Dick
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  • And yet still further pondering—while I jerked him now and then from between the whale and ship, which would threaten to jam him—still further pondering, I say, I saw that this situation of mine was the precise situation of every mortal that breathes; only, in most cases, he, one way or other, has this Siamese connexion with a plurality of other mortals.

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  • Precisely at the same hour in which Mehring and Langner were being done to death, the overwhelming plurality of human beings, two miles away on the Polish farms, five thousand miles away in New York, were sleeping or eating or going to a film or making love or worrying about the dentist.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Whatever portable plurality she found, she organized into neat lines, according to their size, shape, or gradations of color.
    Toni Morrison  --  The Bluest Eye

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