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1‘she served on innumerable committees’
countless, numerous, very many, manifold, multitudinous, multifarious, untold, incalculable, numberless, unnumbered, beyond number
a great number of, incalculable numbers of, endless numbers of, a multitude of, a multiplicity of, a raft of, more than one can count, too many to be counted
informal umpteen, masses of, oodles of, no end of, loads of, stacks of, heaps of, bags of, zillions of
North American informal a slew of, a whole bunch of, gazillions of, bazillions of
South African informal lank
literary myriad, legion, divers
rare innumerous, unnumberable
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