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plethora
as in:  a plethora of products


A plethora of problems plagued Paula.
  an excessive number of something
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  • A plethora of problems plagued Paula.
  • You’re both seniors and will have to deal with a plethora of people and personalities after you graduate.
    Simone Elkeles  --  Perfect Chemistry
  • Mom manufactured a plethora of tears to accompany her long-suffering mother diatribe.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Crank
  • Colin and Hassan followed her to a six-foot-tall obelisk—a kind of miniature Washington Monument—before which la’ a plethora of not-new pink silk roses.
    John Green  --  An Abundance of Katherines

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  • I walk through the small kitchen, and there’s a veritable gallery of shots of Mia’s grandparents in front of a plethora of orchestra pits, of Mia’s aunts and uncles and cousins hiking through Oregon mountains or lifting up pints of ale.
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went
  • The Chicago Evening Post would trumpet the city’s vitality: "But when the raging fiend had died of plethora the old energy again came forth….
    Jim Murphy  --  The Great Fire
  • He makes his way around the bar and eyes the plethora of desserts covering my counter.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Hopeless
  • He had a gold tooth and a plethora of nostril hair.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • The colonel was a stout, tall, plethoric German, evidently devoted to the service and patriotically Russian.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • The Da Vinci she had grabbed, much like the Mona Lisa, was notorious among art historians for its plethora of hidden pagan symbolism.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code

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  • Like a plethoric burning martyr, or a self-consuming misanthrope, once ignited, the whale supplies his own fuel and burns by his own body.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • He had always been annoyed by the plethora of conspiracy theories that circulated in modern pop culture.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • "Sure," answered O’Brien, thumping down a plethoric sack by the side of Matthewson’s.
    Jack London  --  The Call of the Wild
  • Now, instead of the plates made of bread, there were covered dishes, scented finger bowls, sumptuous table cloths, a plethora of napkins.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • The show was poorly done, posing more questions than answers, and yet he found himself intrigued by the plethora of conspiracy theories surrounding the brotherhood.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • And here, on bargain special, was an entire plastic, blue-handled set of cutlery-a virtual plethora of flatware-for only $6.99.
    Sarah Dessen  --  This Lullaby
  • There is too much perception, and beyond the plethora of perceptions, a plethora of thoughts about the perceptions and about the fact of having perceptions.
    Susanna Kaysen  --  Girl Interrupted
  • He exchanged meaningless pleasantries and strove to memorize the plethora of names and titles that besieged him and otherwise acted with perfect civility the role he was expected to play.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • The rest would be spread around to handle the plethora of specialized tasks necessary to the operation of a complex warship.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • Then she noticed how stout Jack had grown—he would soon be almost as plethoric as Herbert Melson, who sat a few feet off, breathing puffily as he leaned his black-gloved hands on his stick.
    Edith Wharton  --  The House of Mirth
  • And as we are all apt to believe what the world believes about us, it was his habit to think of failure and ruin with the same sort of remote pity with which a spare, long-necked man hears that his plethoric short-necked neighbor is stricken with apoplexy.
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss
  • Clyde, thinking of the poverty he knew, and assuming from this that she was scarcely aware of anything less than this, was all the more overawed by the plethora of the world to which she belonged.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • Narcissus Off Duty During Princeton’s transition period, that is, during Amory’s last two years there, while he saw it change and broaden and live up to its Gothic beauty by better means than night parades, certain individuals arrived who stirred it to its plethoric depths.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  This Side of Paradise
  • There were equally excellent opportunities for vacationists in the home island, delightful sylvan spots for rejuvenation, offering a plethora of attractions as well as a bracing tonic for the system in and around Dublin and its picturesque environs even, Poulaphouca to which there was a steamtram, but also farther away from the madding crowd in Wicklow, rightly termed the garden of Ireland, an ideal neighbourhood for elderly wheelmen so long as it didn’t come down, and in the wilds of…
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • The two sat down very quietly to tea in Bathsheba’s parlour in the evening of the same day, for it had been arranged that Farmer Oak should go there to live, since he had as yet neither money, house, nor furniture worthy of the name, though he was on a sure way towards them, whilst Bathsheba was, comparatively, in a plethora of all three.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
  • The other three lead into Virginia, with its plethora of roadblocks and Union soldiers.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Lincoln
  • "I assume with your plethora of aeronautical knowledge, you do know about the Blackbird, don’t you?"
    Dave Peizer  --  A Man Named Dave
  • "Them hunters is the wicked boys," he broke forth again, for he suffered from a constitutional plethora of speech.
    Jack London  --  Sea Wolf
  • The plethora of sibilants in the sentence still offended his ear, but he saw no way of amending them without using what were, to his mind, inferior synonyms.
    Albert Camus  --  The Plague
  • With its surveillance, armored plating, and a plethora of hidden murder holes, the wagons were like miniature fortresses rolling their way over hills and hollows.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Maelstrom
  • Since the Paris days Hayward had immersed himself in the modern French versifiers, and, such a plethora of poets is there in France, he had several new geniuses to tell Philip about.
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  Of Human Bondage
  • The third party, which had ascended from the valley on the Italian side of the Pass, and had arrived first, were four in number: a plethoric, hungry, and silent German tutor in spectacles, on a tour with three young men, his pupils, all plethoric, hungry, and silent, and all in spectacles.
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • I walk to the bar and keep my eyes trained on him, trying to process the plethora of words that just came out of his mouth.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Hopeless
  • There is too much perception, and beyond the plethora of perceptions, a plethora of thoughts about the perceptions and about the fact of having perceptions.
    Susanna Kaysen  --  Girl Interrupted
  • My interest in the Holy Grail is primarily symbologic, so I tend to ignore the plethora of lore regarding how to actually find it.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • Maybe Da Vinci’s plethora of tantalizing clues was nothing but an empty promise left behind to frustrate the curious and bring a smirk to the face of his knowing Mona Lisa.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • The Priory of Sion believed that it was this obliteration of the sacred feminine in modern life that had caused what the Hopi Native Americans called koyanisquatsi—"life out of balance"—an unstable situation marked by testosterone-fueled wars, a plethora of misogynistic societies, and a growing disrespect for Mother Earth.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • From within the camp, she saw King Orrin riding toward them at the head of a massive train of nobles, courtiers, functionaries major and minor, advisers, assistants, servants, men-at-arms, and a plethora of other species she did not bother identifying, while from the west, rapidly descending on outstretched wings, she saw Saphira.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • The third party, which had ascended from the valley on the Italian side of the Pass, and had arrived first, were four in number: a plethoric, hungry, and silent German tutor in spectacles, on a tour with three young men, his pupils, all plethoric, hungry, and silent, and all in spectacles.
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
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