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Definition a very large number — often of things that are not identical
  • The development creates a myriad of exciting possibilities.
  • he faced a myriad of details
  • As they hiked, Mack thought about the myriad of things he had experienced during the previous two days.
    William P. Young  --  The Shack
  • myriad = very large number
  • They will be a single entity, as you yourselves are the sums of your myriad cells.
    Arthur C. Clarke  --  Childhood's End
  • myriad = very large number of different
  • That wink could speak a myriad of emotions, and I never thought I would see it again after attending his funeral.
    Jim Stovall  --  The Ultimate Gift
  • myriad = a very large number of different
  • Lying under such a myriad of stars.
    Cormac McCarthy  --  The Road
  • myriad = a very large number
  • Now she turned her head to see the myriads of Tralfamadorians outside the dome.
    Kurt Vonnegut  --  Slaughterhouse-Five
  • myriads = a large indefinite number
  • Oscar, do you want to know—now all the interplay of politics of a myriad worlds and twenty universes over millennia in arriving at the present crisis?
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Glory Road
  • myriad = very large number of different
  • The myriad flecks of the plankton were annulled now by the high sun and...
    Ernest Hemingway  --  The Old Man and the Sea
  • myriad = many (and slightly different)
  • ...and the bluffs on the far side were stained and cavepocked and traversed by a constant myriad of swallows.
    Cormac McCarthy  --  All the Pretty Horses
  • myriad = very large number
  • myriads of dwellings
    Walt Whitman  --  Leaves of Grass
  • myriads = a very large number
  • It was the color of her skin, without the glow, the myriad living tints that one may sometimes discover in vibrant flesh.
    Chopin, Kate  --  The Awakening and Selected Short Stories
  • The nearer sea was flashing the sun from a myriad facets.
    Wells, H.G.  --  The Island of Doctor Moreau
  • myriad stars
  • Besides the law of meat, there were a myriad other and lesser laws for him to learn and obey.
    London, Jack  --  White Fang
  • The myriad scents of the land entered his keen nostrils, but he made no note of them.
    London, Jack  --  Jerry of the Islands
  • After a silence—myriads of kisses around them as the earth drew the water in— he continued: " Do you know anything about this Krishna business?"
    E.M. Forster  --  A Passage to India
  • I have witnessed human minds affecting the physical world in myriad ways.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • Once people see that there are solutions, they will be more willing to help in myriad other ways.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • He was nothing, the smallest particle of dust surrounded by a myriad of other particles of dust, and put all together, they were...nothing but dust.
    Megan Whalen Turner  --  Queen of Attolia

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