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 for The multitude
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Multitude \Mul"ti*tude\, n. [F. multitude, L. multitudo,
     multitudinis, fr. multus much, many; of unknown origin.]
     1. A great number of persons collected together; a numerous
        collection of persons; a crowd; an assembly.
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              But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with
              compassion on them.                   --Matt. ix.
                                                    36.
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     2. A great number of persons or things, regarded
        collectively; as, the book will be read by a multitude of
        people; the multitude of stars; a multitude of cares.
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              It is a fault in a multitude of preachers, that they
              utterly neglect method in their harangues. --I.
                                                    Watts.
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              A multitude of flowers
              As countless as the stars on high.    --Longfellow.
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     3. The state of being many; numerousness.
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              They came as grasshoppers for multitude. --Judg. vi.
                                                    5.
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     The multitude, the populace; the mass of men.
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     Syn: Throng; crowd; assembly; assemblage; commonalty; swarm;
          populace; vulgar. See Throng.
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