in droves

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Prepositional phrase[edit]

in droves

  1. In large numbers, or great crowds.
    Synonym: in spades
    • 2002 October 31, Owen Gibson, “TV audiences desert news in droves”, in The Guardian[1]:
      Viewers are switching off news and current affairs programmes in droves with shows such as Panorama, Tonight with Trevor McDonald and even Watchdog failing to connect with audiences, a new report claims.
    • 2022 November 30, Paul Bigland, “Destination Oban: a Sunday in Scotland”, in RAIL, number 971, page 79:
      The difference to 2020 has been marked. People have returned to the railway in their droves, far faster than the pessimists predicted - especially this year, now that international travel restrictions have been lifted, bringing back foreign tourism.