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1‘myriads of insects danced around the light’
multitude, a great number, a great quantity, a large number, a large quantity, a lot, scores, quantities, mass, crowd, throng, host, droves, horde, army, legion, sea, swarm
informal lots, loads, masses, stacks, tons, oodles, hundreds, thousands, millions, billions, zillions, more ... than one can shake a stick at
British informal shedload
North American informal slew, gazillions, bazillions, gobs
NZ Australian informal swag
vulgar slang shitload
North American vulgar slang assload
1‘the myriad lights of the city’
innumerable, countless, infinite, numberless, unlimited, untold, limitless, unnumbered, immeasurable, multitudinous, numerous, manifold, multiple, legion, several, many, various, sundry, diverse, multifarious
rare innumerous, unnumberable
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.