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A very large amount; a great deal:‘we've had an awful lot of letters’
- ‘There are a lot of people who have put an awful lot into the development of this school.’
- ‘You can spend an awful lot of time as an addict, an awful lot of useless time, debating such stuff.’
- ‘Slightly out on the timing, but an awful lot of Jack Aubrey seems to be there.’
- ‘This is more of an update than a post and won't be of enormous interest to an awful lot of you, I'm sure.’
- ‘I feel that - it is a very major thing, and obviously, an awful lot of hard work goes into it.’
- ‘There is an awful lot of detail in this report and I am sure it is all of interest to readers.’
- ‘This is stupid and has caused an awful lot of congestion where there previously wasn't that much.’
- ‘We had an awful lot of people and we couldn't get anything else on the field.’
- ‘There was an awful lot to learn and a great deal of pressure, but he coped with it well.’
- ‘I'm not really sure any more who reads this thing, other than, it's an awful lot of people.’
- ‘Terminally ill people require an awful lot of care and attention and therefore cost a lot of money.’
- ‘I have just spent an awful lot of money on a brand new PC, which will be coming in the next couple of weeks.’
- ‘There's an awful lot of research that's required still in order to optimise the process.’
- ‘If this fight is not to happen, the Las Vegas decision will have to be ratified by an awful lot of other people.’
- ‘What I try to do when I act is think a lot, an awful lot, before I show up on the set.’
- ‘New employees would need an awful lot of shares to catch up with longer-serving workers.’
- ‘As a result, I do seem to have ended up knowing an awful lot of detail about an awful lot of blogs.’
- ‘It is awesome to play in the World Cup anywhere, but to play in a game close to my family and friends means an awful lot.’
- ‘We have done an awful lot to get rid of a lot of the forms we have got and also the policies.’
- ‘In the end it was down to an awful lot of luck and an awful lot of serendipity.’
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