This post is in response to Heena Rathore P.’s Word of the Week (WOW). This weekly challenge is a great way of improving your vocabulary. If you wish to participate, simply create a post with your word and leave a link in a comment on Heena’s WOW post.
Here’s my WOW for this week:
Part of Speech
In close or compact formation
First recorded use C17 (1667, in ‘Paradise Lost’): from Old French serré, meaning ‘close-packed’, from serrer, meaning ‘to shut up’.
arranged, assembled, close, compact, dense, massed, phalanxed
Use in a Sentence
1. The crowds cheered from the roadside as the troops paraded past in serried ranks, their steps in perfect unison.
2. The fans filled the stadium in a serried mass, uncaring of their close proximity in their eagerness to worship their idol.