in droves

in droves

Fig. in large numbers. (See also be out in droves.) The settlers arrived on the prairie in droves.
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The late-night talk show host who would cut Scousers off in droves - and was once voted the rudest man in radio.
Prospective renters have responded in droves, realizing the uniqueness of the views from every apartment; amenities found typically in condominiums, including the full-service hotel-style concierge; and accessible location.
We are constantly told of a shortage of police, yet at any big function (pop concerts, football etc) they come out in droves.
The day after the attack, security forces were out in droves in the city.
Southern audiences came out in droves to see the black female lawyer who represented Martin Luther King Jr.
Faced with the stifling mix of skyrocketing insurance premiums and taxes, state and local government regulations, environmental restrictions and spiraling labor costs, many companies packed up and left Southern California in droves.
For while fans turn out in droves for the charismatic former music director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic on a return guest visit, this time the Bombay-born maestro who calls himself ``an honorary Jew'' has rounded up the usual Israeli suspects - pianist-conductor Daniel Barenboim, violinist Itzhak Perlman and violist Pinchas Zukerman.
Dinkins won more than 90 per cent of the black vote, but Democratic whites deserted him in droves.