• WordNet 3.6
    • adj thronged filled with great numbers crowded together "I try to avoid the thronged streets and stores just before Christmas"
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  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    “Not in the clamor of the crowded street, not in the shouts and plaudits of the throng, but in ourselves, are triumph and defeat.”
  • John Keats
    “Who would wish to be among the commonplace crowd of the little famous -- who are each individually lost in a throng made up of themselves?”


In literature:

Crowds of refugees thronged the high borders of the land and struggled with one another for a foothold against the continually rising flood.
"Edison's Conquest of Mars" by Garrett Putnam Serviss
The throng was considerable, and the warmth oppressive at what time Mrs. Rohscheimer's ball was in full swing.
"The Sins of Séverac Bablon" by Sax Rohmer
In five minutes the square was thronged.
"Prisoners of Hope" by Mary Johnston
A throng was on the wharf.
"The Brand of Silence" by Harrington Strong
At Eastern Point the Fort Griswold House is thronged with persons of this sort.
"Frank Merriwell's Races" by Burt L. Standish
When Barbarians thronged the Forum, and the representative of Galilee fishermen claimed power in the Capitol?
"Wisdom, Wit, and Pathos of Ouida" by Ouida
Some were thrown down and trampled on by the fear-stricken throng.
"Frank Merriwell Down South" by Burt L. Standish
A panic-stricken throng was soon streaming from the doomed city.
"History of the United States, Volume 4" by E. Benjamin Andrews
The splendid salons were already thronged, yet crowds of richly-attired guests were constantly arriving.
"Edmond Dantès" by Edmund Flagg
Although still early the house was already crowded in every part, and throngs were unable to gain even admission.
"Monte-Cristo's Daughter" by Edmund Flagg
The churchyard was thronged by the mournful train.
"Rookwood" by William Harrison Ainsworth
A slim young soldier elbowed his way through the throng and, supper in hand, seated himself on the hatch beside Tom.
"Tom Slade on a Transport" by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
Neighbor jostled neighbor, and terrible, awe-inspiring whispers ran over the throng.
"The Witch of Salem" by John R. Musick
I passed through the throng as through a coloured mist of phantoms.
"The Blue Germ" by Martin Swayne
He burst into the midst of the throng followed by Dick.
"The Dodge Club" by James De Mille
The streets were thronged with pleasure-seekers, and at night I could scarcely reach the Luxembourg for the crowd.
"My Sword's My Fortune" by Herbert Hayens
I was among gay throngs of people.
"The Harbor" by Ernest Poole
After him came a great throng of footmen and horsemen, several hundred in all.
"The Chinese Fairy Book" by Various
The voices went lower so that Steele Weir and Janet Hosmer, who had paused at the edge of the throng, were able only to catch the tones.
"In the Shadow of the Hills" by George C. Shedd
We had seen big, bustling, eager, hearty, good-humoured throngs from St. John's to Quebec.
"Westward with the Prince of Wales" by W. Douglas Newton

In poetry:

O for Daphne! gentle Daphne
Ever warmer by degrees
Whispers full of hopes and visions
Throng her ears like honey bees!
"Daphne" by George Meredith
It was not then a poet's dream,
An idle vaunt of song,
Such as beneath the moon's soft gleam
On vacant fancies throng;
"Fourth Sunday After Trinity" by John Keble
And wake a white-winged angel throng
Of thoughts, illumed
By faith, and breathed in raptured song,
With love perfumed.
"Christ My Refuge" by Mary Baker Eddy
Bring flowers for the youthful throng,
Of variegated glow,
And twine of them a gaudy wreath
Around each childish brow.
"Flowers" by William James Jones
I seem to hear the wondrous song
Redeemed sinners sing;
And my heart leaps to join the throng
To praise the Heavenly King.
"I'm Growing Old" by Anonymous Americas
And now if you should chance to see,
Far from the bustling throng,
An old man, whom a youth and maid
Lead tenderly along;--
"The Old Bachelor's Story" by John Hartley

In news:

The Voice of the Wetlands Allstars performed to what will go down as the largest assemblage during the 2011 New Orleans Jazz Fest: the vast throng awaiting Jimmy Buffett's arrival on a sunny Saturday afternoon at the Acura Stage.
Throngs of Dream Cruisers are gathered along Woodward Avenue for the metro Detroit tradition.
Crowds of young people throng the streets, singing, dancing and waving flags from around the world.
OAKLAND – More than 1,000 astronomy enthusiasts thronged the Chabot Space and Science Center on Tuesday to see the Transit of Venus, a once-in-a-lifetime event that won't come again until 2117.
Thousands throng downtown Bend to welcome Eaton home.
250 Young Runners Throng Town Park Saturday for 5k.
Regional champs lead throng of area runners to state meet.
Children's Booksellers Throng the Twin Cities for Heartland Fall Forum.
WVU throng rowdy after big football win.
Despite restrictions, tipsy crowds throng downtown for annual bash (With photo gallery).
The Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has returned home to the West Bank with throngs of people cheering his arrival .
The mega bike event is hitting San Francisco and LA, but lots of fans'll avoid the throngs out around California.
Hotels in Hamilton County logged better occupancy rates in the first six months of the year, helped in part by the throng of visitors who flocked to the Indianapolis area for the Super Bowl.
One Direction found another surefire way to make their throng of female fans scream.
Shown here is a view from above of the throngs of visitors.

In science:

The most artistic presentation of this paradox can be found in the Bible : “As he went ashore he saw a great throng; and he had compassion on them, and healed their sick.
Zeno meets modern science