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Definition abundant (large in quantity or number)
  • Cows create copious amounts of methane—a greenhouse gas.
copious = large
  • She took copious notes.
  • copious = a lot of
  • The vehemence of my agitation brought on a copious bleeding at the nose, and still Heathcliff laughed, and still I scolded.
    Bronte, Emily  --  Wuthering Heights
  • I always made sure I was there before him, copiously marking my territory with urine so that he didn't forget who was who and what was whose.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • copiously = abundant (large in quantity)
  • As he paces, he mops copious quantities of sweat from his balding head with a large white towel.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique's Journey
  • copious = abundant (a large amount)
  • his attention was suddenly caught by the picture ... of the lady dressed in copious fur.
    Franz Kafka  --  Metamorphosis
  • copious = abundant (large)
  • It was like being in a carnival fun house, but with a copious amount of hair gel.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Along for the Ride
  • copious = abundant (a lot)
  • Peeta takes copious notes, Haymitch volunteers information about the victors' personalities, and slowly we begin to know our competition.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • copious = abundant (a lot of)
  • Okonkwo sat in his obi crunching happily with Ikemefuna and Nwoye, and drinking palm-wine copiously, when Ogbuefi Ezeudu came in.
    Chinua Achebe  --  Things Fall Apart
  • copiously = in large in quantity
  • Calmly, Jim put a fist into his copious and richly treasured pockets, rummaged, and held out his hand.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Something Wicked This Way Comes
  • copious = large
  • ...with copious sneers.
    Stephen Crane  --  Maggie: A Girl of the Streets
  • copious = abundant (large in quantity or number)
  • I prayed copiously.
    H.G. Wells  --  The War of the Worlds
  • copiously = a lot
  • ...and accompanied it with copious directions how he was to walk straight up the passage, and when he got into the yard take the door up the steps on the right-hand side, and...
    Cornelia Funke  --  Inkheart
  • copious = abundant (large in quantity or number)
  • Copious as stars
    Walt Whitman  --  Leaves of Grass
  • copious = large in number
  • He put on a fine show—whispering with Peter, putting his hand on the boy's arm when he got upset, taking copious notes on the direct examination and sharing them with his client.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • copious = abundant (large in quantity)
  • The stromboli is a staple in Pennsylvania cuisine, essentially consisting of a pizza folded on itself, a bread, dairy, and meat concoction held together with copious amounts of grease, classic adolescent comfort food.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • copious = abundant (enormous)
  • The banker's speech was fluent, but it was also copious, and he used up an appreciable amount of time in brief meditative pauses.
    Eliot, George  --  Middlemarch
  • Dinner over, we produced a bundle of pens, a copious supply of ink, and a goodly show of writing and blotting paper.
    Dickens, Charles  --  Great Expectations
  • This subject is copious and cannot easily be exhausted.
    Jay, John  --  Federalist Papers Authored by John Jay
  • Pickwick having refreshed himself with a copious draught of ale, waited his friend's leisure.
    Dickens, Charles  --  The Posthumous Papers Of The Pickwick Club

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