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Concourse

An open space where several roads or paths meet; an open space for accommodating large crowds in a building, such as in a railway terminal or airport.

concourse

1. An open space where several roads or paths meet.
2. An open space for accommodating large crowds in a building, as in a railway terminal.

concourse

A passageway for passengers and the public between the principal terminal building waiting area and the fingers and/or aircraft landing positions.
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A vast concourse of people heard the oath, and shouted when it was taken.
The vast concourse of people swung their hats and shouted--the windows and housetops in the wide vicinity burst into a snowstorm of waving handkerchiefs, and the wavers of the same mingled their cheers with those of the masses below.
It came on through the gate, then, catching sight of the vast concourse of people, stopped stupidly, turned round, and bellowed.
On looking more closely, he perceived that the circle was much larger than was required simply for the purpose of getting warm at the king's fire, and that this concourse of people had not been attracted solely by the beauty of the hundred fagots which were burning.
When some larger concourse of men direct their activity to a common aim there is a yet sharper division of those who, because their activity is given to directing and commanding, take less less part in the direct work.
A child came bowling its hoop through the concourse of birds, and Ralph threw his last crumbs of bread into the bushes with a snort of impatience.
Five minutes later the merchant was leading his slave to the public market, where a great concourse of people filled the great open space in the centre of which stood the slave block.
Fortunately, there was a great concourse of Mahars repairing to the shallow lake which lies a mile or more from the city.
I had seen such a concourse of people once be-fore in the buried city of Phutra; I guessed, and rightly, that we were bound for the great arena where slaves who are condemned to death meet their end.
Near midday, as they were approaching the Thames near the environs of London, they saw a great concourse of people hooting and jeering at a small party of gentlemen and gentlewomen.
Once inside the council-hut, for such it appeared to be, I found a large concourse of warriors seated, or rather squatted, around the floor.
AN Ingenious Man who had built a flying-machine invited a great concourse of people to see it go up.