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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: What is an example of a myriad of something?

  • A great number of different birds in a park.
  • A small group of similar-looking dogs on leashes.
  • A reflection of a small child’s face in a pond.
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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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  • "However, we did not design the [video-conferencing] product with the foresight that, in a matter of weeks, every person in the world would suddenly be working, studying, and socializing from home," he wrote. "We now have a much broader set of users who are utilizing our product in a myriad of unexpected ways, presenting us with challenges we did not anticipate when the platform was conceived. " —NPR
  • For nearly 75 years, Woodallen Media has told myriads of stories through its photographs. Founded right here in Houston in 1946, Alan “Woody” and Frances Woodallen had a special love for the camera, creating a business that would capture many memories of the city and around the globe. —KPRC-TV, Houston
  • Antoinette Jolliff has been assigned as wildlife officer for Licking County, the Ohio Division of Wildlife announced. . . . Among a myriad of duties, wildlife officers enforce regulations and protect state lands, waterways and property. —The Columbus Dispatch
  • Families and educators of the estimated 7 million special education students in the United States faced a myriad of challenges in the spring, as well as some out-of-the-box successes, after the coronavirus forced many to suddenly navigate remote learning. —The Christian Science Monitor

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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