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Myriad

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My'riad. n.s. [μύριας.]

  1. The number of ten thousand.

  2. Proverbially any great number.

                                    Assemble thou,
    Of all those myriads, which we lead, the chief.
    Milton.

    Are there legions of devils who are continually designing and working our ruin? there are also myriads of good angels who are more cheerful and officious to do us good. Tillotson.

    Safe fits the goddess in her dark retreat;
    Around her, myriads of ideas wait,
    And endless shapes.
    Prior.

Sources: Milton, John (449) · Prior, Matthew (162) · Tillotson, John (68)

Attributes: Greek (126) · Noun Substantive (1269)

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