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Definition abundant (a lot of something)
  • It grows profusely in this area.
profusely = abundantly
  • She expressed profuse gratitude.
  • She perspired profusely in the humidity.
  • My Lady signifies, without profuse expenditure of words, that she is as wearily well as she can hope to be.
    Dickens, Charles  --  Bleak House
  • Jason hugged both of us again, thanked us profusely, and parted.
    Jim Stovall  --  The Ultimate Gift
  • profusely = abundantly (a lot)
  • Beloved, sweating profusely, was sprawled on the bed...
    Toni Morrison  --  Beloved
  • profusely = a lot (in extreme abundance)
  • An event was taking place at the Kubinka, a decently attended affair, which accounted for the profusion of automobiles,
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • profusion = abundance (a lot of something)
  • In several instances he found green spots in the vessel walls, but never in the profusion he found for cerebral vessels.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • profusion = abundance (large amount)
  • Garrett woke and sat up in bed, sweating profusely.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Message in a Bottle
  • profusely = abundantly
  • Monday morning Coodemay and Sterrett stopped by and begged her pardon profusely and gave her five dollars apiece.
    Zora Neale Hurston  --  Their Eyes Were Watching God
  • profusely = abundantly
  • Ork is now weeping profusely, so moved that his throat constricts.
    John Gardner  --  Grendel
  • profusely = abundantly (a lot)
  • A sheepish Connor apologized profusely while Lucia screamed at him in Italian.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Hound of Rowan
  • profusely = abundantly (a lot)
  • You'd find life under the glass, streaming past in infinite profusion.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Fahrenheit 451
  • profusion = abundance (a lot of something)
  • He was quite portly, with a profusion of gray hair, and small blue eyes which age had robbed of much of their brightness but none of their penetration.
    Kate Chopin  --  The Awakening
  • profusion = abundance (a lot of something)
  • Within an instant, she was bleeding so profusely that I realized there was no time to even call an ambulance.
    Randy Pausch  --  The Last Lecture
  • profusely = abundantly (much)
  • Then, the lips are moistened profusely.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • profusely = with extreme abundance
  • No matter what she picked, LuLing profusely thanked Precious Auntie.
    Amy Tan  --  The Bonesetter's Daughter
  • profusely = abundantly
  • Little Jinny Stark, after all, fell, skinned her knee and bled profusely.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Golden Apples
  • profusely = abundantly
  • Bourne played upon them swiftly, and once again dragged his victim through the crowd, apologizing profusely
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • profusely = abundantly
  • Bill was sitting at the small kitchen table, holding a bedsheet to his arm, which was bleeding profusely.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
profusely = abundantly

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