n. a large group or crowd; wandering troop or gang; a moving crowd
Before Christmas the store will treat a special horde of shoppers.
Sentence in Classic:
In vain were they ordered back, in vain were bridges hewn from beneath their feet; on they trudged and writhed and surged, until they rolled into Savannah, a starved and naked horde of tens of thousands.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois Context
Millions of men, renouncing their human feelings and reason, had to go from west to east to slay their fellows, just as some centuries previously hordes of men had come from the east to the west, slaying their fellows.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy Context
The people had come in hordes; and old Durham had squeezed them tighter and tighter, speeding them up and grinding them to pieces and sending for new ones.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair Context
Some talked of gray, bewhiskered hordes who were advancing with relentless curses and chewing tobacco with unspeakable valor; tremendous bodies of fierce soldiery who were sweeping along like the Huns.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane Context