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  • There was simply combined with the thought of Leslie’s imminent appearance a stirring awareness—I confess without shame—of this plenitude of money.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Back at the Barbours’, amidst the clamor and plenitude of a family that wasn’t mine, I now felt even more alone than usual—especially since, as the end of the school year neared, it wasn’t clear to me (or Andy either, for that matter) if I would be accompanying them to their summer house in Maine.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • I basked in bliss and plenitude for several minutes.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • —Of so high and plenteous wit and invention!
    William Shakespeare  --  Othello, the Moor of Venice

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  • My plenteous joys, Wanton in fulness, seek to hide themselves In drops of sorrow.
    William Shakespeare  --  Macbeth
  • Yesterday it was appetite, to-day it is plenitude, to-morrow it will be satiety.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • In fact, the minister, who, in the plenitude of his power, had been unable to unearth Napoleon’s secret, might in despair at his own downfall interrogate Dantes and so lay bare the motives of Villefort’s plot.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • The busy and sagacious bees fixed their republic in the clefts of the rocks and hollows of the trees, offering without usance the plenteous produce of their fragrant toil to every hand.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • Another element that distinguished this summer and autumn for the Divers was a plenitude of money.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • I had known what it was to come back to Gateshead when a child after a long walk, to be scolded for looking cold or gloomy; and later, what it was to come back from church to Lowood, to long for a plenteous meal and a good fire, and to be unable to get either.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre

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  • Of all these bounds, even from this line to this, With shadowy forests and with champains rich’d, With plenteous rivers and wide-skirted meads, We make thee lady: to thine and Albany’s issue Be this perpetual.
    William Shakespeare  --  King Lear
  • The loves and sorrows that are great are destroyed by their own plenitude.
    Oscar Wilde  --  The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • And God created the great whales, and each Soul living, each that crept, which plenteously The waters generated by their kinds; And every bird of wing after his kind; And saw that it was good, and blessed them, saying.
    John Milton  --  Paradise Lost
  • So then the kings and queens, princes and earls, barons and many bold knights, went unto meat; and well may ye wit there were all manner of meat plenteously, all manner revels and games, with all manner of minstrelsy that was used in those days.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur
  • There was no need of this caution, for the elder Sedley himself began immediately to speak of the event, and prattled about it, and wept over it plenteously.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • They did flow and plenteously, and one fell upon the stone bench beside her.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
  • Besides, Nancy, used all her life to plenteous circumstances and the privileges of "respectability", could not enter into the pleasures which early nurture and habit connect with all the little aims and efforts of the poor who are born poor: to her mind, Eppie, in being restored to her birthright, was entering on a too long withheld but unquestionable good.
    George Eliot  --  Silas Marner
  • So then the kings and queens, princes and earls, barons and many bold knights, went unto meat; and well may ye wit there were all manner of meat plenteously, all manner revels and games, with all manner of minstrelsy that was used in those days.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur, Volume I
  • And since it is the source of all existence, it yields the world’s plenitude of both good and evil.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • In the plenitude of their relationship, Florentino Ariza had asked himself which of the two was love: the turbulent bed or the peaceful Sunday afternoons, and Sara Noriega calmed him with the simple argument that love was everything they did naked.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • Her desires, her sorrows, the experience of pleasure, and her ever-young illusions, that had, as soil and rain and winds and the sun make flowers grow, gradually developed her, and she at length blossomed forth in all the plenitude of her nature.
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • So holy and so perfect is my love, And I in such a poverty of grace, That I shall think it a most plenteous crop To glean the broken ears after the man That the main harvest reaps: lose now and then A scatter’d smile, and that I’ll live upon.
    William Shakespeare  --  As You Like It
  • The heart of his breakfast was a plenitude of sourdough biscuits, which he cooked in a Dutch oven out in the backyard.
    Larry McMurtry  --  Lonesome Dove
  • Fewness and truth, ’tis thus: Your brother and his lover have embraced: As those that feed grow full: as blossoming time, That from the seedness the bare fallow brings To teeming foison; even so her plenteous womb Expresseth his full tilth and husbandry.
    William Shakespeare  --  Measure for Measure
  • But on second thought, he has no way of knowing that; and he has an uneasy sense that the very plenitude of her recollections may be a sort of distraction, a way of drawing the mind away from some hidden but essential fact, like the dainty flowers planted over a grave.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Alias Grace
  • Thus the mind of Frick was exactly of the sort for Mr. Solomon Featherstone to work upon, he having more plenteous ideas of the same order, with a suspicion of heaven and earth which was better fed and more entirely at leisure.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • It was now for more than the middle span of our allotted years that he had passed through the thousand vicissitudes of existence and, being of a wary ascendancy and self a man of rare forecast, he had enjoined his heart to repress all motions of a rising choler and, by intercepting them with the readiest precaution, foster within his breast that plenitude of sufferance which base minds jeer at, rash judgers scorn and all find tolerable and but tolerable.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • I advise you— And take it from a heart that wishes towards you Honour and plenteous safety—that you read The Cardinal’s malice and his potency Together, to consider further that What his high hatred would effect wants not A minister in his power.
    William Shakespeare  --  Henry VIII
  • It seemed to me that Babette and I, in the mass and variety of our purchases, in the sheer plenitude those crowded bags suggested, the weight and size and number, the familiar package designs and vivid lettering, the giant sizes, the family bargain packs with Day-Glo sale stickers, in the sense of replenishment we felt, the sense of well-being, the security and contentment these products brought to some snug home in our souls—it seem ed we had achieved a fullness of being that is notů
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • Mine host Gil O’Hearn had as usual done himself proud and those assembled feasted on such an assemblage of plates as could be rivaled nowhere west of New York, if there, and washed down the plenteous feed with the cup which inspired but did not inebriate in the shape of cider from the farm of Chandler Mott, president of the board and who acted as witty and efficient chairman.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Babbitt
  • The jolly crew, unmindful of the past, The quarry share, their plenteous dinner haste.
    Virgil  --  The Aeneid
  • It was now for the first time war appeared to me in its awful plenitude of horrors.
    David G. McCullough  --  1776
  • He had visited Daisy several times, had eaten at Gant’s plenteous board.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • 86:5 For thou, Lord, art good, and ready to forgive; and plenteous in mercy unto all them that call upon thee.
    The Bible  --  Psalms
  • Its streams the whole creation reach, So plenteous is the store; Enough for all, enough for each, Enough for evermore.
    George Eliot  --  Adam Bede
  • It is a self-trust which slights the restraints of prudence, in the plenitude of its energy and power to repair the harms it may suffer.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • 41:53 And the seven years of plenteousness, that was in the land of Egypt, were ended.
    The Bible  --  Genesis
  • Give me no help in lamentation; I am not barren to bring forth complaints: All springs reduce their currents to mine eyes, That I, being govern’d by the watery moon, May send forth plenteous tears to drown the world!
    William Shakespeare  --  The Life and Death of King Richard III
  • It was never opened save for the three periodical egressions and ingressions already mentioned; then, in every creak of its mighty hinges, we found a plenitude of mystery—a world of matter for solemn remark, or for more solemn meditation.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  William Wilson
  • Thy due from me Is tears and heavy sorrows of the blood, Which nature, love, and filial tenderness, Shall, O dear father, pay thee plenteously: My due from thee is this imperial crown, Which, as immediate from thy place and blood, Derives itself to me.
    William Shakespeare  --  Henry IV, Part 2
  • In short, the family of Ishmael appeared now to be in the plenitude of an enjoyment, which depended on inactivity, but which was not entirely free from certain confused glimmerings of a perspective, in which their security stood in some little danger of a rude interruption from Teton treachery.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Prairie
  • Fenced and patrolled, identified at the highway as a think tank called the Quartermass Institute, the property encompasses eighteen hundred acres in the Virginia countryside: meadowed hills where deer graze, hushed woods of birch and beeches where a plenitude of small game thrives beyond the rifle reach of hunters, ponds with ducks, and grassy fields with nesting plovers.
    Dean Koontz  --  Sole Survivor
  • 21:5 The thoughts of the diligent tend only to plenteousness; but of every one that is hasty only to want.
    The Bible  --  Proverbs
  • His bread, his ale, was alway *after one*; *pressed on one* A better envined* man was nowhere none; *stored with wine Withoute bake-meat never was his house, Of fish and flesh, and that so plenteous, It snowed in his house of meat and drink, Of alle dainties that men coulde think.
    Geoffrey Chaucer  --  The Canterbury Tales
  • Plenteous oaths heaved through the air.
    Stephen Crane  --  Maggie: A Girl of the Streets
  • The plenteousness of all, that there are no bounds, To emerge and be of the sky, of the sun and moon and flying clouds, as one with them.
    Walt Whitman  --  Leaves of Grass
  • He welcomes his returning friends ashore With plenteous country cates and homely store.
    Virgil  --  The Aeneid
  • 86:15 But thou, O Lord, art a God full of compassion, and gracious, longsuffering, and plenteous in mercy and truth.
    The Bible  --  Psalms
  • Joy of the plenteous dinner, strong carouse and drinking?
    Walt Whitman  --  Leaves of Grass
  • When Cosette went out with him, she leaned on his arm, proud and happy, in the plenitude of her heart.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
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