Definition of in the mass in US English:

in the mass


  • As a whole.

    ‘her genuine affection for humanity in the mass’
    • ‘Contemporary Americans, in the mass, seem to have lost sight of, and connection with, the past.’
    • ‘Democracies work well, and my hypothesis is that this is because people in the mass have a different kind of intelligence at work.’
    • ‘There had to be minds to perceive ideas, and since only a small minority of our ideas were the products of our own fancy, they had in the mass to have some external cause.’