Safety in Numbers The large throngs themselves could serve as a buffer against attack.
It's an unnatural mode for presenting - and listening to - opera, but it attracts large throngs.
Today its premieres are attended by celebrities and large throngs of fans as they have been since 1927.
Larry Ricordo, as he walked across the great expanse of floor toward a ticket window, was no longer one of a large throng.
It felt very strange to be alone and yet so close to such a large throng of people.
He stared above a large throng of news media through glassy eyes, his voice barely audible.
Then a larger throng of people scrambled toward the dais in search of autographs.
A funeral was held on 5 April 1898, attended by a large throng of mourners.
The population is put down at about 300 residents, though on market days, quite a large throng of farmers are to be met in its streets.
A head of state could not have been greeted by a larger throng of reporters.