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en masse

In one group or body; all together. For example, The activists marched en masse to the capitol. This French term, with exactly the same meaning, was adopted into English about 1800.
See also: en, massé
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Entre inquietude et espoir, les citoyens ont vote en masse pour donner le bon exemple democratique et prouver au monde entier que l'Egypte fut, est et demeure a jamais le berceau des civilisations a travers un scrutin parlementaire libre, integre et se deroulant dans un climat democratique sans precedent.
Previous en masse productions which have come to Liverpool include The Shelter, an exciting trip through the reality of war time, and The Ignatius Trail - a story of pirates which entertained youngsters during the Unity's annual Splatterfest a few years ago.
Bishop Wallace, who voted in favour of the clause, said there has been mixed reaction to the resolution in his diocese but that he saw no "very clear trend" of priests or parishioners leaving en masse.
DONNY OF PHARMACY SKATESHOP is of that raze breed of frontiersman who would not only start a business in the harsh retail landscape of the American desert, but then gamble it all by inviting, en masse, the entire free world of skateboarding to his private home to risk life and limb on a homemade hubba ledge.
dance company exports American good will en masse the way the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater does.
However, the prize, I am delighted to say, goes to DEGW's Egg call centre in Derby with the magnificent total of about 42 human beings, most rather small but en masse entirely preferable to pool tables, swings, and turf.
Although the Posleen have arrived in interstellar ships, they fight on the ground rather than running blitzkrieg air strikes, charging en masse into human enemy fire.
Even the cafeteria silverware disappeared en masse.
By the interplay between the electrons and the crystal, the spins were forced en masse to take on new orientations and rates.
Justice Department to ensure that the schools can drop the practice, en masse, without violating antitrust laws.
Just as Palestinian fathers are willing to sacrifice their sons (and daughters too, so it would now seem) to the Intifada as suicide bombers, so too is the Arab world willing to sacrifice the Palestinian people en masse, for one reason alone: to manipulate world opinion into believing that Israel is the aggressor, and eventually bring the Jewish state to a complete and final end.
It is time for the AICRA management to resign en masse and for the AICRA to replace them with leaders who will work to restore public confidence in auditors.
The herd winters in the Canadian Yukon, and every year it travels 400 miles en masse to give birth to as many as 50,000 calves on the coastal plain of ANWR as the weather warms up and nutritious lichens begin to bloom.
Despite some very convincing evidence that Catholics are moving en masse into the Republican Party (a valid conclusion given their heightened economic and educational levels), Prendergast, quoting from E.
If the numbers turn out as expected, the retirement en masse of the baby boom generation and the longer life expectancy of retirees (73 for men and 79 for women born in 1997) will force Social Security into insolvency by 2032.