But apparently she was just one of the many.

But apparently she was just one of many.

Are there any differences between these two expressions?

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She was one of many can stand on its own, meaning that there were many other people in a similar situation.

She was one of the many normally requires a continuation to state what that situation was, for example "She was one of the many who were finding life difficult at that time".

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