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  • v. Present participle of throng.


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  • From our personal observation, more than half of the thousands thronging Lakewood are people of color.

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  • In any event, the evidence is not consistent with the view that it is only male chauvinists who are thronging to church over the objections of their more liberated spouses.

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  • Republicans and Democrats, liberals and conservatives were equally represented among those thronging the pews.

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  • Part of the problem is that Bangladesh is the afterthought of the international cricket calendar: It's not glamorous, it's not likely to get punters thronging the turnstiles, and it plays its home games in a place many teams aren't particularly enthusiastic to tour.

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  • With huge 200,000-strong colonies of little auk thronging the cliffs and shores, kittiwakes next to the cobalt blue glaciers, walrus wallowing in the shallows, Arctic foxes, whales and, of course, one of the ultimate wildlife sightings, the mighty polar bear, frequently seen hunting in its frosty backyard on ice floes.

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  • The toys are on the correct scale for the children thronging the beach and braving the sea: plastic baubles and windmills on sticks.

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  • My people, so lately thronging the streets to celebrate my coronation, will reel in terror.

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  • The “detestable coincidence” of “his accent, his air, and general appearance” recalls something of his earliest infancy, “wild, confused and thronging memories.”


  • More photos and interactive graphics An eyewitness said a number of buildings in central Van collapsed, leaving people panicked in the streets, while as many as 1,000 people were thronging outside the local hospital.

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  • Late in January, pilgrims on foot can be seen thronging toward the town for the celebration of Candlemas on February 2.

    Pilgrimage from San Miguel de Allende to San Juan de los Lagos in 1967


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  • "As the master of this mansion, Russell's return was a big event, and when the inhabitants smelled fresh blood, they were doubly quick to come thronging." -Club Dead, by Charlaine Harris

    February 5, 2011