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    The crowd was maybe a thousand strong

    Hi, what does this expression means?

    "The crowd was maybe a thousand strong, overwhelmingly
    white. As Obama unfurled his speech, a narrative about the
    transition from the twentieth century into the twenty-first"

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    Re: The crowd was maybe a thousand strong

    Quote Originally Posted by flowersa View Post
    Hi, what does this expression mean?

    "The crowd was maybe a thousand strong, overwhelmingly
    white. As Obama unfurled his speech, a narrative about the
    transition from the twentieth century into the twenty-first"
    It means that the crowd consisted of about a thousand people.

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    Re: The crowd was maybe a thousand strong

    Hi Shenfeng thanks ... What the strong means there?

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    Re: The crowd was maybe a thousand strong

    The strength of a group of people relates to how many people are in it. So you could say, for instance, "We were a houndred men strong." This would mean that you were in a group of 100 people. It's an emphasizing use of the adjective "strong" here.

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    Re: The crowd was maybe a thousand strong

    Quote Originally Posted by Shenfeng View Post
    The strength of a group of people relates to how many people are in it. So you could say, for instance, "We were a houndred men strong." This would mean that you were in a group of 100 people. It's an emphasizing use of the adjective "strong" here.
    Thanks Shenfeng I got the point

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