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  • n. Plural form of dozen.
  • n. A large number.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a large number or amount


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  • I 'spect you have dozens and _dozens_ of little girls to play with.

    The Girl Scouts at Home, or, Rosanna's Beautiful Day

  • I've seed him save dozens, ay _dozens_, of lives -- men, women, and children, -- in lifeboats, an 'in luggers, an' swimmin '.

    The Lifeboat

  • But when she tells him the world-class director helming his work and the famous producer overseeing it all believe the use of the word dozens of times in that one scene is off-putting and should be toned down, Danny reacts with righteous anger about how it's authentic and real and must remain or the entire work is devalued.

    Michael Giltz: Theater: Zoe Kazan Pens Play; Glee's Groff Gets Ugly

  • The President has uttered the phrase dozens of times over the past year.

    Scott Paul: "Made in America" and the State of the Union

  • Olivia had said the name dozens of times, and it still sounded foreign.

    The Vineyard

  • The Washington Post in particular beat up Allen with macaca for the next month, using the term dozens of times.

    Culture and Media Institute Headlines

  • I played along too perfectly conscious of the fact that playing the dozens is an African America tradition.

    Yo Mama's So Fat... - Anil Dash

  • Playing the dozens is a uniquely and explicitly African American tradition, and we obviously have an African American candidate favored in the race for the first time ever, and yet it hasn't come up.

    Yo Mama's So Fat... - Anil Dash

  • HENRY: One of the intelligence officials insisted that they have what he called dozens of photos that he believes will back up the claim that this was, A, a nuclear reactor, and, B, that North Korea was involved as well.

    CNN Transcript Apr 24, 2008

  • As a writer for the school paper, I’d seen my name dozens of times in the byline, but never printed with quite as much pizzazz.



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