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Crowd

noun

1) An ancient instrument of music with six strings; a kind of violin, being the oldest known stringed instrument played with a bow.

v. i.

1) To press together or collect in numbers; to swarm; to throng.

2) To urge or press forward; to force one's self; as, a man crowds into a room.

v. t.

1) To push, to press, to shove.

2) To press or drive together; to mass together.

3) To fill by pressing or thronging together; hence, to encumber by excess of numbers or quantity.

4) To press by solicitation; to urge; to dun; hence, to treat discourteously or unreasonably.

5) A number of things collected or closely pressed together; also, a number of things adjacent to each other.

6) A number of persons congregated or collected into a close body without order; a throng.

7) The lower orders of people; the populace; the vulgar; the rabble; the mob.

8) To play on a crowd; to fiddle.

Example Sentences for

Crowd

1) Oh! the racking thoughts that Crowd upon the mind, and make the heart beat violently, and the breath come thick, by the force of the images they conjure up before it; the DESPERATE ANXIETY TO BE DOING SOMETHING to relieve the pain, or lessen the danger, which we have no power to alleviate; the sinking of soul and spirit, which the sad remembrance of our helplessness produces; what tortures can equal these; what reflections or endeavours can, in the full tide and fever of the time, allay them!
2) As soon as she was small enough to get through the door, she ran out of the house, and found quite a Crowd of little animals and birds waiting outside
3) Bathsheba Everdene of Far From the Madding Crowd , for example, is a strong, independent woman who resists becoming the property of a man, and is in some ways commended for it by the novel; but Penny Boumelha is surely right to detect an undercurrent of sexual antagonism towards herson the narrator’s part.3 Bathsheba must be tamedsif she is to make a suitable spouse for Gabriel Oak, and is not averse to a spot of mild subjugation herself.
4) I liked to walk up Fifth Avenue and pick out romantic women from the Crowd and imagine that in a few minutes I was going to enter into their lives, and no one would ever know or disapprove.
5) He had been wounded with some missiles from the Crowd on the day of his capture, and his head was bandaged with a linen cloth.
6) Until long after midnight a changing Crowd lapped up against the front of the garage while George Wilson rocked himself back and forth on the couch inside.
7) In fact, some of the Crowd were so close that I could easily have touched a few heads.
8) As he was brought to a police car by two police men along Railton Road a large Crowd attacked the police and the fight only ended when more police men arrived ; the youth was taken to hospital
9) Design could never bring them in each other’s way: negligence could never leave them exposed to a surprise; and chance had less in its favour in the Crowd of London than even in the retirement of Barton, where it might force him before her while paying that visit at Allenham on his marriage, which Mrs Dashwood, from foreseeing at first as a probable event, had brought herself to expect as a certain one.
10) A Crowd which had followed him down the laneway collected outside the door, struggling to look in through the glass panels.
11) He remarks in Far From the Madding Crowd that the barn was natural to the shearers, and the shearers were in harmony with the barn’, even though he also presents these harmonious peasants as a shiftless, drunken crew who haven’t a clue how to treat a swollen sheep or put out a fire.
12) Why do you answer me so roughly?sI replied. ‘Surely it is not the custom of Englishmen to receive strangers so inhospitably.’ ‘I do not know,ssaid the man, what the custom of the English may be, but it is the custom of the Irish to hate villains.’ 212 Frankenstein While this strange dialogue continued, I perceived the Crowd rapidly increase.
13) If a Crowd of ghosts were to put themselves into his exact shape, and he stood amongst them, there is something that would tell me how to point him out.
14) Why do you answer me so roughly?sI replied. ‘Surely it is not the custom of Englishmen to receive strangers so inhospitably.’ ‘I do not know,ssaid the man, what the custom of the English may be, but it is the custom of the Irish to hate villains.’ 212 Frankenstein While this strange dialogue continued, I perceived the Crowd rapidly increase.
15) The gentleman walked on with them by the officer’s side; and as many of the Crowd as could achieve the feat, got a little ahead, and stared back at Oliver from time to time.
16) If it is, I sha’n t be allowed to come into Paris tomorrow.sAt the first mention of the word small-pox, Bibot 10 The Scarlet Pimpernel had stepped hastily backwards, and when the old hag spoke of the plague, he retreated from her as fast as he could. ‘Curse you!she muttered, whilst the whole Crowd hastily avoided the cart, leaving it standing all alone in the midst of the place.
17) Far from the Madding Crowd indulges in a kind of rural idealism from time to time, but it does not disguise the fact that its hero, Gabriel Oak, can lose his employment almost overnight.
18) The lust of blood grows with its satisfaction, there is no satiety: the Crowd had seen a hundred noble heads fall beneath the guillotine to-day, it wanted to make sure that it would see another hundred fall on the morrow.
19) The company plans to make money by charging organizations a fee for each task performed by its micro-volunteers, a movement dial uses technology and Crowd sourcing to do little things that add up to a lot of good.
20) Though seeing a boy so much like me floating over the Crowd initially threw me off, he was a powerful confirmation of the difference I could make in the lives of many people, especially those facing major challenges, such as Daniel and his parents.
21) The Crowd had been hushed during these few moments, watching his motions and doubtful of his purpose, but the instant they perceived it and knew it was defeated, they raised a cry of triumphant execration to which all their previous shouting had been whispers.
22) Then the man held the little boy higher above the Crowd so I could see him more clearly.
23) Design could never bring them in each other’s way: negligence could never leave them exposed to a surprise; and chance had less in its favour in the Crowd of London than even in the retirement of Barton, where it might force him before her while paying that visit at Allenham on his marriage, which Mrs Dashwood, from foreseeing at first as a probable event, had brought herself to expect as a certain one.
24) A great multitude had already assembled; the windows were filled with people, smoking and playing cards to beguile the time; the Crowd were pushing, quarrelling, joking.
25) He remarks in Far From the Madding Crowd that the barn was natural to the shearers, and the shearers were in harmony with the barn’, even though he also presents these harmonious peasants as a shiftless, drunken crew who haven’t a clue how to treat a swollen sheep or put out a fire.
26) At this moment the word was passed among the Crowd that the door was forced at last, and that he who had first called for the ladder had mounted into the room.
27) The Crowd of girls and young men had thinned and on his way up the street he heard many groups and couples bidding one another good-night.
28) Tears started to Crowd my eyes and I let loose on Tavis. 174 “You are worthless and this life you‟re living now is exactly what you deserve!
29) In that life-changing moment when I looked out and saw Daniel held above the Crowd in that church, I realized that I d become the miracle that I d prayed for.
30) And so the Crowd rushed away from the Place de la Greve and made for the various barricades in order to watch this interesting and amusing sight.