[ swˈɪnɪʃ mˈʌltɪtjˌuːdz], [ swˈɪnɪʃ mˈʌltɪtjˌuːdz], [ s_w_ˈɪ_n_ɪ_ʃ m_ˈʌ_l_t_ɪ_t_j_ˌuː_d_z]
How to use "Swinish multitudes" in context?
There is something undeniably unappealing about a group of people who act like animals. Whether it is a pack of feral dogs or a mob of crass, ignorant people, the sight of them makes our skin crawl.Thankfully, we don't usually have to deal with such a despicable lot in person. But even when they exist only in our imagination, they can be just as bothersome.The term "swinish multitudes" was first used by the Roman poet and satirist Juvenal in his satire entitled "The Satire of the Three Emperors.
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