In droves

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3 comments on this post.
  1. Mennonite marriage, Tinky Winky and a slew of droves:

    […] younger people are leaving the church “in droves.”So I thought this might be useful: The Word Detective on “in droves.” (The noun “slew” above, btw, comes from the Irish sluagh, meaning “a host, crowd, […]

  2. Randal Pair:

    One of my favorite word plays is the negative of this – “people/fans/audiences stayed away in droves …”

  3. Miles Stanton:

    Above said, ” while driver the agent noun formed on the verb to drive,…” shouldn’t you say formed from instead of formed on?

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