The value of their collective assets has climbed from [$23.2 billion] a year ago to [$26 billion] this year—a new record.
If the experience is a lousy one, the collective opinion will be unfavorable.
It represents the collective work and the political inclination of the majority of Arab Americans.
It was a collective act not of leadership but of desperation, not of strategy but of superstition.
The most likely scenario is a collective leadership that will rule in the name of the Kim family—in effect, a regency.
I knew them but by that collective and unpractical—many persons would have said that frivolous—name; which saw me little further.
My friends at least will accept them as such, whether they like their collective title or not.
But even apart from the possibility of a corrupt boss there is still a wide gap between the collective and the socialized agency.
collective nouns in Greek and English create a similar but lesser awkwardness.
Philosophic heads must occupy themselves one day with the collective account of antiquity and make up its balance-sheet.
early 15c., from Middle French collectif, from Latin collectivus, from collectus (see collect). As a noun, short for collective farm (in the USSR) it dates from 1925. collective farm first attested 1919 in translations of Lenin. Collective bargaining coined 1891 by Beatrice Webb; defined in U.S. 1935 by the Wagner Act. Collective noun is recorded from 1510s; collective security first attested 1934 in speech by Winston Churchill.