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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Any of the bones of the fingers or toes; A body of troops in close array; Any closely ranked crowd of people.

Usage examples (31)
  • The first phalanx is short, and indicates that above all other things he is a man of heart and will be dominated by his affections.
  • At the end of the phalanx was a plain and sober "VOTE" sign, denoting an official polling place.
  • By virtue of that military device known as the phalanx, Alexander conquered his bit of the world.
  • The word here is phalanx, meaning a body of infantry drawn up in close order. for more
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