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    this many

    The question then naturally arises: If Truth is one, whence arises this many which we experience through the senses?
    (Brahma Sutras; According to Sri Sankara by Swami Vireswarananda)

    b) (as pronoun; functioning as plural)
    many are seated already
    (Collins English Dictionary)
    Shouldn't it by any chance be 'these'?


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    Re: this many

    I've no idea what the sentence means, but it's grammatically correct.

    'Many' has a noun form meaning 'lot of'.

    'I can't imagine why this many (people) are queueing for the bus.'


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