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horde
used in Ulysses by James Joyce

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Definition
a very large number — typically of people or animals/insects on the move
  • Then from the starving cagework city a horde of jerkined dwarfs, my people, with flayers' knives, running, scaling, hacking in green blubbery whalemeat.
    Episode 3 — Proteus (59% in)
  • A horde of heresies fleeing with mitres awry: Photius and the brood of mockers of whom Mulligan was one, and Arius, warring his life long upon the consubstantiality of the Son with the Father, and Valentine, spurning Christ's terrene body, and the subtle African heresiarch Sabellius who held that the Father was Himself His own Son.
    Episode 1 — Telemachus (89% in)
  • Ay, they drove out the peasants in hordes.
    Episode 12 — Cyclops (71% in)
  • Laboursaving apparatuses, supplanters, bugbears, manufactured monsters for mutual murder, hideous hobgoblins produced by a horde of capitalistic lusts upon our prostituted labour.
    Episode 15 — Circe (29% in)

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