Though investigators believe he owed Billings and the Mexican Mafia hundreds of thousands of dollars, he has no visible assets.
If we were creating jobs by the hundreds of thousands there would be no Tea Party.
Without the mass action, he declared, “there very likely would have been thousands of cases [of smallpox] and hundreds of deaths.”
But thousands of other victims are serving cruel and inhuman life sentences in personal prisons because of him.
thousands of other supporters gathered in cities around the world.
But all these thousands, hurrying from the field, were not the entire army.
There are thousands of them in use on rifles, but they've never been able to use them on revolvers before.
The price that the tens of thousands of little children have paid!
I had handled thousands and thousands before, and never felt that way.
thousands have no parents, and thousands more have parents who are far worse than none.
Old English þusend, from Proto-Germanic *thusundi (cf. Old Frisian thusend, Dutch duizend, Old High German dusunt, German tausend, Old Norse þusund, Gothic þusundi).
Related to words in Balto-Slavic (cf. Lithuanian tukstantis, Old Church Slavonic tysashta, Polish tysiąc, Czech tisic), and probably ultimately a compound with indefinite meaning "several hundred" or "a great multitude" (with first element perhaps related to Sanskrit tawas "strong, force").
Used to translate Greek khilias, Latin mille, hence the refinement into the precise modern meaning. There was no general Indo-European word for "thousand." Slang shortening thou first recorded 1867. Thousand island dressing (1916) is presumably named for the region of New York on the St. Lawrence River.
(Micah 5:2), another name for "families" or "clans" (see Num. 1:16; 10:4; Josh. 22:14, 21). Several "thousands" or "families" made up a "tribe."