great many

great many

see under good many.
See also: great, many

a good/great many

very many; a lot: A good many people think she’s right.There are a great many places in the world I’d like to visit.
See also: good, great, many
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In one shop there were a great many crowns of laurel and myrtle, which soldiers, authors, statesmen, and various other people pressed eagerly to buy; some purchased these paltry wreaths with their lives, others by a toilsome servitude of years, and many sacrificed whatever was most valuable, yet finally slunk away without the crown.
But there are a great many unreasonable ones, as I suppose you know--not yours, dear mother, for I am bound to say that you never required of me more than was natural.
There are a great many people--and a great many things, too--over here that I should like to perform that operation upon.
I have made a great many pleasant acquaintances in travelling round (both ladies and gentlemen), and had a great many most interesting talks.
I meet a great many Americans, who, as a general thing, I must say, are not as polite to me as the people over here.
If you will kill for me the Wicked Witch of the West, I will bestow upon you a great many brains, and such good brains that you will be the wisest man in all the Land of Oz.
According to Kory-Kory's account, the pi-pi upon which stands the Hoolah Hoolah ground was built a great many moons ago, under the direction of Monoo, a great chief and warrior, and, as it would appear, master-mason among the Typees.
There are in every part of the valley a great many of these massive stone foundations which have no houses upon them.
By climbing trees they had had a fairly good view of the herd, which they described as numbering several large tuskers, a great many cows and calves, and full-grown bulls whose ivory would be worth having.
Well, this I conquered by making me a wooden spade, as I observed before; but this did my work but in a wooden manner; and though it cost me a great many days to make it, yet, for want of iron, it not only wore out soon, but made my work the harder, and made it be performed much worse.