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the bountiful Thanksgiving dinner
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  • the bountiful Thanksgiving dinner
  • the bountiful earth
  • enjoying by anticipation the bountiful gifts of Providence
    Charles Dickens  --  Barnaby Rudge
  • Gramps said, "Okay then, bountiful blue lake, here we come."
    Sharon Creech  --  Walk Two Moons

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  • The island is fringed with the green, undulating marshes of the southern coast; shrimp boats ply the waters around her and fishermen cast their lines along her bountiful shores.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • In reality a ritualized mating dance, it allowed one’s mind to wander, not alone as in the present case to Leslie’s bountiful flesh but to a perception of what was being uttered in the background.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • The captain had bountiful portions of food sent to them.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • Mr. Earnshaw carved bountiful platefuls, and the mistress made them merry with lively talk.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • He spoke but to command, and commanded but to be obeyed; he dealt sparingly with his words, and bountifully with his whip, never using the former where the latter would answer as well.
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • It was a bountiful meal—there were baked beans and mashed potatoes and asparagus chopped and stewed, and a dish of strawberries, and great, thick slices of bread, and a pitcher of milk.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle

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  • If Lakshmi, goddess of wealth, one day favours me bountifully, Oxford is fifth on the list of cities I would like to visit before I pass on, after Mecca, Varanasi, Jerusalem and Paris.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • And you, their best beloved one, are now to me, flesh of my flesh, blood of my blood, kin of my kin, my bountiful wine-press for a while, and shall be later on my companion and my helper.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • And the man that has anything bountifully laughable about him, be sure there is more in that man than you perhaps think for.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • This hour brings fulfillment to the longing of my heart: a ship for home, and gifts the gods of heaven make so precious and so bountiful.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • — GLOSS Dame Fortune once upon a day To me was bountiful and kind; But all things change; she changed her mind, And what she gave she took away.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • You are too bountiful!
    Jane Austen  --  Emma
  • Plants will grow about your roots, whether you ask them or not, because they take delight in your bountiful shadow; and as they grow they will lean towards you, and wind round you, because your strength offers them so safe a prop.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • The chaste spouse of Leopold is she: Marion of the bountiful bosoms.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • O powerful Goodness! bountiful Father! merciful Guide! increase in me that wisdom which discovers my truest interest! strengthen my resolutions to perform what that wisdom dictates.
    Benjamin Franklin  --  The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
  • By accident most strange, bountiful Fortune, Now my dear lady, hath mine enemies Brought to this shore; and by my prescience I find my zenith doth depend upon A most auspicious star, whose influence If now I court not but omit, my fortunes Will ever after droop.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Tempest
  • A trip to Salinas sixty miles to the north at the head of the valley was event enough for a year, and the incessant work on the ranch, the care and feeding and clothing of his bountiful family, took most of his time—but not all.
    John Steinbeck  --  East of Eden
  • Few were edible, and of those, none were large or bountiful enough for him to gather a meal for two grown men in a reasonable amount of time.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • I would we could do so; for her benefits are mightily misplaced: and the bountiful blind woman doth most mistake in her gifts to women.
    William Shakespeare  --  As You Like It
  • He was famous in field-sports, famous at a song, famous on parade; free with his money, which was bountifully supplied by his father.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • Many families were obviously poorer than his, families without cows or enough food even in the bountiful seasons.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Strength in What Remains
  • It was in those old and bountiful fields that Pedrito and his son and a few of the other men buried the boxes once we got them loaded and sealed.
    Julia Alvarez  --  In the Time of the Butterflies
  • …but a caution against falling into the like danger; but such who are utterly careless of themselves after, show a lethargy of the worst nature, which seems to me to be a kind of practical atheism or at least, a living in a contempt of Heaven, when he receives good at the hand of his Maker, but is unconcerned from whence it comes, or to thank the bountiful hand that gave it; neither, when he receives evil, does it alter his manner of life, or bring him to any state of humiliation.
    Daniel Defoe  --  Robinson Crusoe
  • When I lay down beside her, her flower face smiled back at me omniscient and bountiful.
    Hermann Hesse  --  Steppenwolf
  • He ate food with what might almost be termed voracity; and seemed to forget himself, Hepzibah, the young girl, and everything else around him, in the sensual enjoyment which the bountifully spread table afforded.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The House of the Seven Gables
  • It was to this strangely bountiful place that they came each winter, and they thought of it as home.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Seabiscuit
  • And there takes place, then, that dramatic divorce of the two principles of love and hate which the pages of history so bountifully illustrate.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • That year’s harvest turned out to be bountiful, which made autumn even more celebratory.
    Lisa See  --  Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
  • ’Not I, Holy One,’ said Kim, reslinging the bountiful provision on his shoulders.
    Rudyard Kipling  --  Kim
  • My father at sixty is fussing around, talking about "palliative" measures, doctoring people, playing the bountiful master with the peasants—having a festive time, in fact; and my mother’s happy too; her day’s so chockful of duties of all sorts, and sighs and groans that she’s no time even to think of herself; while I ….’
    Ivan Turgenev  --  Fathers and Sons
  • The fare she had provided at the dinners they gave had been much less bountiful and not nearly so costly as had been the case in preceding years, and Edward began to perceive a hardness and determination in his wife’s character.
    Ford Madox Ford  --  The Good Soldier
  • The rest of his property, which was to be withdrawn from the bank, was disposed of in various bequests, several of them to those cousins in Vermont to whom his father had already been so bountiful.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volumes 1 & 2
  • It was one of those delightfully irregular houses where you go up and down steps out of one room into another, and where you come upon more rooms when you think you have seen all there are, and where there is a bountiful provision of little halls and passages, and where you find still older cottage-rooms in unexpected places with lattice windows and green growth pressing through them.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • When she had gone to bed he collected the few articles he would require, and went upstairs to the money-chest, whence he took a tolerably bountiful sum in notes, which had been advanced to him on the property he was so soon to have in possession, to defray expenses incidental to the removal.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Return of the Native
  • In reality, he could say this with ten times more reason and confidence than Cato, or any other proud fellow among the antient or modern heroes; for he was not only devoid of fear, but might be considered as a faithful labourer, when at the end of harvest he is summoned to receive his reward at the hands of a bountiful master.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • To-day the large side doors were thrown open towards the sun to admit a bountiful light to the immediate spot of the shearers’ operations, which was the wood threshing-floor in the centre, formed of thick oak, black with age and polished by the beating of flails for many generations, till it had grown as slippery and as rich in hue as the state-room floors of an Elizabethan mansion.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
  • Oh, we have a golden roster of cities—Detroit and Cleveland with their renowned factories, Cincinnati with its great machine-tool and soap products, Pittsburg and Birmingham with their steel, Kansas City and Minneapolis and Omaha that open their bountiful gates on the bosom of the ocean-like wheatlands, and countless other magnificent sister-cities, for, by the last census, there were no less than sixty-eight glorious American burgs with a population of over one hundred thousand!
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Babbitt
  • 13:6 I will sing unto the LORD, because he hath dealt bountifully with me.
    The Bible  --  Psalms
  • It was a bountiful supper and a strange company.
    Zane Grey  --  Riders of the Purple Sage
  • In all his days Hare had never seen such a bountiful board.
    Zane Grey  --  The Heritage of the Desert
  • My lord is more bountiful than dangerous, this is so.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Feast For Crows
  • 22:9 He that hath a bountiful eye shall be blessed; for he giveth of his bread to the poor.
    The Bible  --  Proverbs
  • Marry, that’s a bountiful answer that fits all questions.
    William Shakespeare  --  All’s Well That Ends Well
  • I gathered from the bountiful way in which you treated me that you all enjoyed your visits very much.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Man And Superman
  • He had been expecting fire and brimstone following Astaroth’s victory, not a peaceful, bountiful summer.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Fiend And The Forge
  • We cannot be sufficiently thankful to a bountiful Providence that the horrors of famine are not added to those of war.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
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