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The quality or state of having a lot of people

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Usage examples (33)
  • The general air of Auxerre is ancient and respectable; but conveys no ideas of populousness or commerce.
  • Close to the beach are scores of villages, while the crowded shore indicates the populousness of the place beyond.
  • Mrs. Mittin led immediately to the town, and Camilla was struck with its neatness, and surprised by its populousness.
  • Into the land of the senators colonists were sent; from the additions of which Velitr√¶ recovered its appearance of former populousness.
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