American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adv. As a unit; all together: "I have been drawing our attention to the public and private qualities of the several arts lest they be treated en bloc” ( William H. Gass).
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In block; in a lump: as, the shares will be sold en bloc.
GNU Webster's 1913
- In a lump; as a whole; all together.
- adv. all together
- From French (Wiktionary)
- French : en, in + bloc, lump, bloc. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The story has, I believe, been told more than once in the newspapers, but, like all such narratives, its effect is much less striking when set forth en bloc in a single half-column of print than when the facts slowly evolve before your own eyes, and the mystery clears gradually away as each new discovery furnishes a step which leads on to the complete truth.”
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