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throng


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Thring  \Thring\,  v.  t.  &  i.  [imp.  {Throng}.]  [AS.  [thorn]ringan. 
  See  {Throng}.] 
  To  press,  crowd,  or  throng.  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Throng  \Throng\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Thronged};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Thronging}.] 
  To  crowd  together;  to  press  together  into  a  close  body,  as  a 
  multitude  of  persons;  to  gather  or  move  in  multitudes. 
 
  I  have  seen  the  dumb  men  throng  to  see  him  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Throng  \Throng\,  n.  [OE.  [thorn]rong,  [thorn]rang,  AS 
  ge[thorn]rang,  fr  [thorn]ringan  to  crowd,  to  press;  akin  to 
  OS  thringan  D.  &  G.  dringen  OHG.  dringan  Icel. 
  [thorn]ryngva,  [thorn]r["o]ngva,  Goth.  [thorn]riehan,  D.  &  G. 
  drang  a  throng,  press,  Icel.  [thorn]r["o]ng  a  throng,  Lith. 
  trenkti  to  jolt,  tranksmas  a  tumult.  Cf  {Thring}.] 
  1.  A  multitude  of  persons  or  of  living  beings  pressing  or 
  pressed  into  a  close  body  or  assemblage;  a  crowd. 
 
  2.  A  great  multitude;  as  the  heavenly  throng. 
 
  Syn:  {Throng},  {Multitude},  {Crowd}. 
 
  Usage:  Any  great  number  of  persons  form  a  multitude;  a  throng 
  is  a  large  number  of  persons  who  are  gathered  or  are 
  moving  together  in  a  collective  body;  a  crowd  is 
  composed  of  a  large  or  small  number  of  persons  who 
  press  together  so  as  to  bring  their  bodies  into 
  immediate  or  inconvenient  contact  A  dispersed 
  multitude;  the  throngs  in  the  streets  of  a  city;  the 
  crowd  at  a  fair  or  a  street  fight.  But  these 
  distinctions  are  not  carefully  observed. 
 
  So  with  this  bold  opposer  rushes  on  This 
  many-headed  monster,  multitude.  --Daniel. 
 
  Not  to  know  me  argues  yourselves  unknown,  The 
  lowest  of  your  throng.  --Milton. 
 
  I  come  from  empty  noise,  and  tasteless  pomp, 
  From  crowds  that  hide  a  monarch  from  himself. 
  --Johnson. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Throng  \Throng\,  v.  t. 
  1.  To  crowd,  or  press,  as  persons;  to  oppress  or  annoy  with  a 
  crowd  of  living  beings. 
 
  Much  people  followed  him  and  thronged  him  --Mark 
  v.  24. 
 
  2.  To  crowd  into  to  fill  closely  by  crowding  or  pressing 
  into  as  a  hall  or  a  street.  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Throng  \Throng\,  a. 
  Thronged;  crowded;  also  much  occupied;  busy.  [Obs.  or  Prov. 
  Eng.]  --Bp.  Sanderson. 
 
  To  the  intent  the  sick  .  .  .  should  not  lie  too  throng. 
  --Robynson 
  (More's 
  Utopia). 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  throng 
  n  :  a  large  gathering  of  people  [syn:  {multitude},  {concourse}] 
  v  :  press  tightly  together  or  cram;  "The  crowd  packed  the 
  auditorium"  [syn:  {mob},  {pack},  {pile},  {jam}] 




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