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Definition of Mob

Mob

  1. A mobcap.
  2. To wrap up in, or cover with, a cowl.
  3. The lower classes of a community; the populace, or the lowest part of it.
  4. A throng; a rabble; esp., an unlawful or riotous assembly; a disorderly crowd.
  5. To crowd about, as a mob, and attack or annoy; as, to mob a house or a person.

Mob Quotations

Our country's national crime is lynching. It is not the creature of an hour, the sudden outburst of uncontrolled fury, or the unspeakable brutality of an insane mob.
Ida B. Wells

Human beings either function as individuals or as members of a pack. There's a switch inside us, deep in our spirit, that you can turn one way or the other. It's almost always the case that our worst behaviour comes out when we're switched to the mob setting. The problem with a lot of software designs is that they switch us to that setting.
Jaron Lanier

In countries with a properly functioning legal system, the mob continues to exist, but it is rarely called upon to mete out capital punishment. The right to take human life belongs to the state. Not so in societies where weak courts and poor law enforcement are combined with intractable structural injustices.
Teju Cole

The nineteenth century lynching mob cuts off ears, toes, and fingers, strips off flesh, and distributes portions of the body as souvenirs among the crowd.
Ida B. Wells

Gone are the days when the upper classes were terrified of the angry mob wanting to smash their skulls and confiscate their properties. Now their biggest enemy is the army of lazy bums, whose lifestyle of indolence and hedonism, financed by crippling taxes on the rich, is sucking the lifeblood out of the economy.
Ha-Joon Chang
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Mob Translations

mob in Latin is vulgus
mob in Spanish is chusma
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