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Definition an excessive number of something
  • A plethora of problems plagued Paula.
plethora = an excessive number of something
  • Mom manufactured a plethora of tears to accompany her long-suffering mother diatribe.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Crank
  • plethora = an excessive number
  • You're both seniors and will have to deal with a plethora of people and personalities after you graduate.
    Simone Elkeles  --  Perfect Chemistry
  • plethora = an excessive number (of something)
  • 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
  • "Sure," answered O'Brien, thumping down a plethoric sack by the side of Matthewson's.
    Jack London  --  The Call of the Wild
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • And here, on bargain special, was an entire plastic, blue-handled set of cutlery-a virtual plethora of flatware-for only $6.
    Sarah Dessen  --  This Lullaby
  • He had a gold tooth and a plethora of nostril hair.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • The other three lead into Virginia, with its plethora of roadblocks and Union soldiers.
    Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Lincoln
  • 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
  • He makes his way around the bar and eyes the plethora of desserts covering my counter.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Hopeless
  • "Them hunters is the wicked boys," he broke forth again, for he suffered from a constitutional plethora of speech.
    Jack London  --  Sea Wolf
  • "I assume with your plethora of aeronautical knowledge, you do know about the Blackbird, don't you?"
    Dave Peizer  --  A Man Named Dave
  • He had always been annoyed by the plethora of conspiracy theories that circulated in modern pop culture.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • The colonel was a stout, tall, plethoric German, evidently devoted to the service and patriotically Russian.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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