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many a somebody/something

(slightly formal)
a large number of people or things Bad weather has brought many a farmer to the brink of disaster over the past decade.
Usage notes: used before a singular noun
See also: many

many a

Numerous ones, as in Many a little boy has wanted to become a fireman. This adjective is always used with a singular noun, a usage dating from about 1200. Also see many is the.
See also: many