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    by many a writer

    They were most sacred days, when much of the ordinary business of life was suspended. Processions took place, sacrifices were held with dances and song, there was general rejoicing. All this was public knowledge and has been related by many a writer. But the chief part of the ceremony which took place in the precincts of the temple has never been described. Those who beheld it were bound by a vow of silence and they kept it so well that we know only stray bits of what was done.
    Source: The Two Great Gods of Earth 4th paragraph

    Hello,
    I have heard "many writers" but not "by many a writer".
    Would you please be kind enough to clarify it to me?

    Many thanks

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    Re: by many a writer

    Quote Originally Posted by sb70012 View Post
    Source: The Two Great Gods of Earth 4th paragraph

    Hello,
    I have heard "many writers" but not "by many a writer".
    Would you please be kind enough to clarify it to me?

    Many thanks
    It means the same.

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