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many a



many a

  1. (poetic) Many, a plentiful supply of.
    • 1908, W. B. M. Ferguson, Zollenstein, chapterIV:
      So this was my future home, I thought! Certainly it made a brave picture. I had seen similar ones fired-in on many a Heidelberg stein. Backed by towering hills, [] a sky of palest Gobelin flecked with fat, fleecy little clouds, it in truth looked a dear little city; the city of one's dreams.

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  • Many a is always followed by a singular noun.
  • Many a becomes many an before a vowel.

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