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In a group; all together.‘the cabinet immediately resigned en masse’
together, all together, as a group, in a body, as one, as a whole, in a mass, wholesaleView synonyms
- ‘They came en masse to the city square to demonstrate against the Communist government.’
- ‘Baked eggs are a lovely, easy dish to serve to company especially when the company has arrived en masse.’
Late 18th century: French, ‘in a mass’.
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