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horde
used in In Cold Blood

4 uses
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Definition
a very large number — typically of people or animals/insects on the move
  • Not far from River Valley Farm there is a mysterious stretch of countryside known as the Sand Hills; it is like a beach without an ocean, and at night coyotes slink among the dunes, assembling in hordes to howl.
    1 — Last To See Them Alive (51% in)
  • The pheasant season in, Kansas, a famed November event, lures hordes of sportsmen from adjoining states, and during the past week plaid-hatted regiments had paraded across the autumnal expanses, flushing and felling with rounds of birdshot great coppery flights of the grain-fattened birds.
    1 — Last To See Them Alive (15% in)
  • Well, it must be a terrible experience-to be stared at by a horde of strangers, to have to walk among them, and them knowing who you are and what you did.
    4 — The Corner (2% in)
  • They were both exceptionally personable, which perhaps explains why hordes of teen-aged girls had attended their trial.
    4 — The Corner (78% in)

There are no more uses of "horde" in In Cold Blood.

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