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 Meanings and Examples of THOUSANDS
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
thousand
 n.  a cardinal number, 10 times 100
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  The thousands of immigrants who'd be glad to fight for the Yankees for food and a few dollars, the factories, the foundries, the shipyards, the iron and coal mines--all the things we haven't got.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
2  The North could call on the whole world for supplies and for soldiers, and thousands of Irish and Germans were pouring into the Union Army, lured by the bounty money offered by the North.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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3  The Confederacy had scored a smashing victory, at Fredericksburg and the Yankee dead and wounded were counted in the thousands.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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4  There were thousands of able-bodied men in the state troops for whom the army was frantic, but the government pleaded for them in vain.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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5  When Lincoln refused to exchange prisoners, believing it would hasten the end of the war to burden the Confederacy with the feeding and guarding of Union prisoners, there were thousands of bluecoats at Andersonville, Georgia.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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6  "Mr. Lincoln, the merciful and just, who cries large tears over Mrs. Bixby's five boys, hasn't any tears to shed about the thousands of Yankees dying at Andersonville," said Rhett, his mouth twisting.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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7  And thousands of Confederate troops had been withdrawn from the lines close about the city to hurl themselves against them.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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8  No one knew anything except that thousands of soldiers, gray and blue, were somewhere between Atlanta and Jonesboro.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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9  There seemed thousands of them, bearded, dirty, their guns slung over their shoulders, swiftly passing at route step.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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10  But the thousands of starving animals, left homeless when their masters had been so rudely evacuated, had shocked him almost as much as the cemetery, for Frank loved cats and dogs.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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11  It was enough that they themselves were alive, and they did not care to think of the thousands in unmarked graves who would never come home.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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12  This Bureau, organized by the Federal government to take care of the idle and excited ex-slaves, was drawing them from the plantations into the villages and cities by the thousands.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXI
13  There were thousands of women like her, all over the South, who were frightened and helpless.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVII
14  And thousands of men, who had laid down their arms at Appomattox, had taken them up again and stood ready to risk their necks on a minute's notice to protect those women.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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15  The railroads for which Sherman had fought an entire summer and killed thousands of men were again stimulating the life of the city they had brought into being.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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Example Sentence: (176 in 12 pages)
16  This could mean the closure of thousands of small businesses which serve the community.
17  The company has spent thousands of pounds updating their computer systems.
18  The aim is to create a safe haven for the thousands of refugees.
19  During the French Revolution, thousands of people were guillotined.
20  The federal government gambled hundreds of thousands of dollars in research funds to work on the project.
21  On New Year's Eve, thousands of revellers fill Trafalgar Square.
22  Thousnds of rivers separate us and thousands of mountains are boundless.
23  Tens of thousands of soldiers died at the front line.
24  Among thousands of people, you meet those you've met.
25  The demise of the industry has caused untold misery to thousands of hard-working tradesmen.
26  They've got the kind of weapons that can zap the enemy from thousands of miles away.
27  Meanwhile, organized labor and the thousands of new patronage jobs in the federal bureaucracy gave the president powerful political leverage.
28  The new rules have made thousands more people ineligible for legal aid.
29  At the extreme, some nuclear waste is so radioactive it has to be kept isolated for thousands of years.
30  Adaptations in plants occur over thousands of years.