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A horde of reporters descended on the small town.
  a very large number — typically of people or animals/insects on the move
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  • A horde of reporters descended on the small town.
  • Nobody could withstand Genghis Khan and the Mongolian horde.
  • they all come bent on violence. Their hordes advance like a desert wind and gather prisoners like sand.
    Habakkuk 1:9 (NIV)
  • They are, certainly, more like a nation of saints than a horde of savages.
    Washington Irving  --  The Adventures of Captain Bonneville, U.S.A., in the Rocky Mountains and the far West

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  • thick, swarming hordes of mosquitoes that flocked to his body, made a living coat on his exposed skin,
    Gary Paulsen  --  Hatchet
  • Every thump is a murderous aux soldier, every scritch a horde of rats.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • Every few minutes a new horde of girls would buzz over and bug him about tickets or T-shirts or swim practice.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  The Impossible Knife of Memory
  • The guards in the hangar clearly knew that their time was about to run out, and a horde of them sprinted for the ship and opened fire once again.
    James Dashner  --  The Death Cure
  • "There was a time in my life when the idea that I might have sex one day seemed more likely than being surrounded by hordes of demons, I’ll have you know," he said, maneuvering around a pile of tumbled rocks.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • He passed hordes of scrawny, dirty people who seemed on the edge of death.
    James Dashner  --  The Kill Order

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  • Okay, but what about an intergalactic Mongol horde, like he was talking about?
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave
  • How he sacrificed himself so 1 could escape to rescue Sam from the evil galactic horde.
    Rick Yancey  --  The Infinite Sea
  • No longer did they have to memorize twelve identities and passwords; no longer did they have to tolerate the madness and rage of. the anonymous hordes; no longer did they have to put up with buckshot marketing that guessed, at best, within a mile of their desires.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • "Then I suppose you have a way to get past the horde of hollows who’ll be guarding their entrances as well!"
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City
  • A horde of television cameras and journalists spilled out of the crowded courtroom.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • "Three days later my predecessor retired to civilian life, and the Minister issued a press statement: ’The Department of Mines and Resources is determined to do everything in its power to curb the carnage being wreaked upon the deer population by hordes of wolves.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • When there were complaints that hordes of children ran into Royden with muddy feet, Lalla bought ten pairs of stilts and taught them to walk across the paddy fields on these "borukakuls" or "lying legs."
    Michael Ondaatje  --  Running in the Family
  • Hordes of angels circle the air, viewing the carnage.
    Susan Ee  --  Angelfall
  • Seconds later, a horde of news hovers buzzed over the buildings on their way to the market square.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • Better a god, regulated by the Council of Olympus and with the proper health permits, than a horde of uncontrolled spirits like these.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • The citizens of Anielle were warriors from birth, and had been guardians against the hordes of the wild men from the White Fang Mountains for generations.
    Sarah J. Maas  --  Throne of Glass
  • Mr. McElroy in world history, who announced that we were going to start by studying the barbarian hordes of western Russia, and then looked at me.
    Gary D. Schmidt  --  Okay for Now
  • A demonic horde.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • For some reason, Niagara Falls, the Virgin Islands, or any of the other meccas for the hordes of lusty young couples checking into motels did not arouse any enthusiasm in me.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • the theiving hordes of Lincoln.
    James M. McPherson  --  What They Fought For - 1861-1865
  • Sophie’s cry, borne across the milling hordes on the beach below, could have been heard by ships far out at sea.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Soon the door will open, and in will crowd a horde of snide and treacherous little girls, whispering and pointing, and I will be servile, gratefulů My hands begin to sweat.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • Hordes of workmen still arrived every morning, but almost all of them worked indoors now.
    Margaret Peterson Haddix  --  Among the Hidden
  • Though he was dressed for the occasion, in a blue chalk-stripe suit (it had often struck me, the hordes of rich Russians in the Ralph Lauren shop on Madison), there was somehow no cleaning him up: his smudged eyes made him look stormy and disreputable, and though his hair wasn’t technically dirty it gave the impression of dirtiness.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • My thoughts flash back to the riot, to the innocent people tortured and killed by a mindless horde.
    Victoria Aveyard  --  Red Queen
  • You’ve no need to cook for a horde again, Branna."
    Nora Roberts  --  Dark Witch
  • When Space Invaders was still in its proper place near the main entrance of the arcade, I used to stand there and spend hours every weekend defeating the never-ending alien hordes as the electronic music got faster and faster.
    John Corey Whaley  --  Nogin
  • Loud creaks and groans announced a whole horde of Gladers running to the first floor.
    James Dashner  --  The Maze Runner
  • The Rusties had been stuck down in these streets like a horde of rats trapped in a burning maze.
    Scott Westerfeld  --  Uglies
  • He plays like one possessed by a demon, by a whole horde of demons.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • They were land-hungry, ill-armed hordes too, and the legions could not stop them.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Grapes of Wrath
  • From their hiding places a horde of children — Jonas recognized Fiona in the group — emerged, running in a crouched position, firing across the field.
    Lois Lowry  --  The Giver
  • It would feed a horde.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • They tended a garden filled with corn, peanuts, and greens, then headed to the tobacco fields with their cousins Cliff, Fred, Sadie, Margaret, and a horde of others.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • She watched the cars crawling up Chicken Street, threading through the horde of hawkers and pedestrians, honking at children and donkeys who wouldn’t move.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • Day by day now, the hordes of workers poured in.
    Zora Neale Hurston  --  Their Eyes Were Watching God
  • Just as the carriers turned the corner, a horde of cats materialized all around them.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • I’d seen the plague of locusts at the movies, the sky filled with hordes of insects looking like kamikaze planes.
    Sue Monk Kidd  --  The Secret Life of Bees
  • Family descended upon the house in hordes.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • Then the moon of planting comes over the elm trees and shines on the horde of last year’s seeds—It is then that he gathers the seeds and plants.
    Rudolfo Anaya  --  Bless Me, Ultima
  • And he was right — for the second time, Lynch hit the ground with tremendous force and was immediately stampeded by a horde of angry veela.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • Their patron god sent a horde of rats.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • I turned to face Heath and Erik and the ghostly horde.
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Marked
  • The morning had been so perfect, Piper knew something had to go wrong soon—a rabid horde of paparazzi, or maybe a great white shark attack.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lost Hero
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