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Saturday, September 18, 1999

Definitions for en masse

  1. All together; as a whole.

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Citations for en masse
United nations personnel, including military observers, pulled out en masse from Sierra Leone's rebel-besieged capital, Freetown. , Irish Times
Following news of her husband's demise, Mary O'Sullivan united her children in London, and in the fall of 1827 they moved en masse to New York. Edward L. Widmer, Young America
Origin of en masse
1795-1805
En masse comes from the French en, "in" + masse, "mass."