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Thousands of people marched in protest.
The accident left three people dead and many injured.
a group/crowd of people
People were running everywhere.
Many people here would agree with you.
On this issue, the government has failed to listen to the people.
Many thought the governor was a man of the people (=a leader who cares about ordinary people).
the Japanese/Spanish/German people
They are a proud, dignified people.
Over thousands of years, peoples from central Asia came to settle here.
We need to discuss issues concerning people of color (=people whose skin is darker than the skin of white people).
This is the American English definition of people. View British English definition of people.
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