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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

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

The nose of a mob is its imagination. By this, at any time, it can be quietly led.
Edgar Allan Poe

Only the mob and the elite can be attracted by the momentum of totalitarianism itself. The masses have to be won by propaganda.
Hannah Arendt
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Mob Translations

mob in Latin is vulgus
mob in Spanish is chusma
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