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phalanx

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishphalanxpha‧lanx /ˈfælæŋks $ ˈfeɪ-/ noun (plural phalanxes) [countable] formal 🔊 🔊 GROUP OF PEOPLEa large group of people or things standing close together so that it is difficult to go through themphalanx of 🔊 A solid phalanx of policemen blocked the road.
Examples from the Corpus
phalanxStepping off the plane, the President faced a phalanx of cameras and reporters.The blast from a phalanx of heaters struck me on opening the door.Another group was loading kit into a phalanx of jeeps.Four made a phalanx before the booth, tapping their lead truncheons, their feet splayed like a squad of riot police.She wants a phalanx of allies at her back before she climbs those stairs again.He spotted another phalanx of flies stuck to the walls.But if it came to a pitched battle, the phalanx of heavily armed, well-mounted knights was a very formidable weapon.The phalanx of ladies drew me away from there and up a gully.
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