The Prince and the Pauper – Chapter Thirty-One – Vocabulary

Our vocab word for The Prince and the Pauper Chapter 31 focuses on a commonly used noun referring to large quantities of things or people. The vocab word is…

MULTITUDE

Keep reading or watch the video below see how the word ‘multitude’ is used in The Prince and the Pauper.

MULTITUDE

DEFINITION

(n.) a large number of people
FACTS/CHARACTERISTICS

also refers to the public in general, or a large number
EXAMPLES

crowd
mob
throng
NON-EXAMPLES

zero
person
nobody

Etymology

  • Language of Origin: Latin
  • multitudin-, multitudo from multus = “much”

Sentences/Additional Forms

  • Straightforward sentence: The family had to keep a close eye on each other so they didn’t get lost in the multitude.
  • Sentence from the chapter: “…a deafening explosion followed, which drowned the shoutings of the multitude, and made the ground tremble…” (p. 180)
  • Other forms: multitudinal (adj)

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References

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/multitude

https://unsplash.com/s/photos/crowd

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