Thursday, 29 November 2012

Entry: myriadly (adv.)

In context: "Lenz observes how to Green how myriadly ironic are the devices by which the Famous Crooner's promise to Clean Up Our Urban CIties has come to be kept."

Definition: Not an inflection I can find elsewhere, so I guess another of Lenz's verbal tics.  Myriad (n. and adj.): In pl. Countless numbers of people or things; legions, hosts, hordes of the persons or things specified.

But earlier and more specifically: Chiefly Ancient Hist. Ten thousand; a set of ten thousand of anything; esp. a unit of ten thousand soldiers.


SNOOT score: 1

Page: 556

Source: Oxford English Dictionary

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