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  • Noun

myriad

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When visitors entered Elliot’s apartment, they were amazed by the myriad of science fiction figurines in his vast, seemingly endless collection. Elliot collected aliens mostly, and the myriad of countless small, plastic creatures covered bookshelves and wall space from floor to ceiling. When he ran out of room, Elliot bought a house in which there were a myriad of closets, shelves, bins, and other storage areas to contain his ever-growing collection.

Quiz: When do you have a myriad of something?

  • When you spend a long time gathering it.
  • When it is fascinating to other people.
  • When there are a huge number of them or a great variety.

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My Riot Ad My riot ad stirred up a riot that was so big that there were a myriad of people taking part in my riot.

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  • Lulled in the countless chambers of the brain, our thoughts are linked by many a hidden chain; awake but one, and in, what myriads rise! — Alexander Pope Alexander pope
  • Dry pasta also retains some firmness when cooked, and it comes in a myriad of shapes, so it’s the ideal palette for all of the wonderful Italian sauces. —Cooking Light
  • Now that we know what sweet potatoes are, let’s move to the myriad health benefits and how to make these your new favorite food! —Men's Health
  • This country and its middle class citizens are not going to solve the myriad of ills of all countries and societies throughout the world. —The Washington Post

Word Ingredients
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myri countless

A myriad of items is “countless.”

Word Theater
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YouTube: LTV India (Raju's Variety Shop) A myriad of items for sale.
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Myriad