It may have been said in jest, but a legion of Hollywood actresses would have nodded ruefully in unison.
All it takes is money, and Strauss-Kahn (and his legion of supporters) has plenty of that.
Ouch: Here's one way to kick a guy while he's down: take away his legion of Honor.
In 2003, he was awarded the legion of Honor from the president of France.
His scheme to re-integrate the church back into the center of this urban community has won Cain a legion of admirers.
Our schools for Education in evil are numerous, and their teachers are legion.
Major Vernier, of Pulaski's legion, and twenty-five men, were killed.
Not only the value but also the power of money was enhanced in the legion.
He had previously been made a Chevalier of the legion of Honour.
If he made her his bride, his troubles and embarrassments would be legion.
c.1200, from Old French legion "Roman legion" (3,000 to 6,000 men, under Marius usually with attached cavalry), from Latin legionem (nominative legio) "body of soldiers," from legere "to choose, gather," also "to read" (see lecture (n.)).
Generalized sense of "a large number" is due to translations of allusive phrase in Mark v:9. American Legion, U.S. association of ex-servicemen, founded in 1919. Legion of Honor is French légion d'honneur, an order of distinction founded by Napoleon in 1802. Foreign Legion is French légion étrangère "body of foreign volunteers in a modern army," originally Polish, Belgian, etc. units in French army; they traditionally served in colonies or distant expeditions.
a regiment of the Roman army, the number of men composing which differed at different times. It originally consisted of three thousand men, but in the time of Christ consisted of six thousand, exclusive of horsemen, who were in number a tenth of the foot-men. The word is used (Matt. 26:53; Mark 5:9) to express simply a great multitude.