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Definition present in great quantity
  • Farmers in the region enjoy good soil, moderate temperatures, and an abundant supply of water.
abundant = present in great quantity
  • She made it abundantly clear that she doesn't want to go out with him.
  • abundantly = extremely (with more than is needed)
  • The country has abundant resources.
  • abundant = present in great quantity
  • I caught nothing the whole day, not even in the late afternoon, when marine life appeared in abundance.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • abundance = large amount or quantity
  • When food is abundant and cheap, people will eat more of it.
    Michael Pollan  --  The Omnivore's Dilemma
  • abundant = present in great quantity
  • My mama said the Hardbines had kids just about as fast as they could fall down the well and drown. This must not have been entirely true, since they were abundant in Pittman County and many survived to adulthood.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Bean Trees
  • abundant = present in great quantity
  • The remains of a picket drunkenly guarded the front yard— a "swept" yard that was never swept— where johnson grass and rabbit-tobacco grew in abundance.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • abundance = large amounts
  • Samuel married them, of course, and all the people left in the compound came to wish them happiness and an abundance of roofleaf forever.
    Alice Walker  --  The Color Purple
  • abundance = large amount or quantity
  • ... and the shops that line the High Street and the abundance of things that fill the windows there and...
    David Almond  --  Clay
  • abundance = large quantity
  • I hesitated, and then, as I looked round me, I saw that the dust was less abundant and its surface less even.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Time Machine
  • abundant = present in great quantity
  • the sky was clear and serene, and nature wore that rich and golden livery which we always associate with the idea of abundance.
    Washington Irving  --  The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
  • abundance = great quantities
  • He would not believe that the Jesus Bible, with its absolutely ... abundance of words, gave no specific instructions to mothers of newborn twins.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • abundance = large quantity
  • It is in exchanging the gifts of the earth that you shall find abundance and be satisfied.
    Kahlil Gibran  --  The Prophet
  • abundance = a large quantity (of good things)
  • Her hair is of an agreeable brown, but not particularly abundant.
    Henrik Ibsen  --  Hedda Gabler
  • abundant = present in great quantity
  • The glass men and women settled into Elinor's attic, and the trolls dug caves among the big old trees that grew in abundance in Elinor's garden.
    Cornelia Funke  --  Inkheart
  • Dallas, unconscious of what was going on in his father's mind, was talking excitedly and abundantly of Versailles.
    Edith Wharton  --  The Age of Innocence
  • But if he was awake, then oh Christ of the abundant mercy, be with him.
    Alan Paton  --  Cry, the Beloved Country
  • He pressed his face to the water and saw immediately that the sea was clear and the coral abundant.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • In the first place, he was almost brainless; in the second he had an abundance of feeling.
    Virginia Woolf  --  A Sketch of the Past
  • She grieved with an abundance of speech, as peasants do, neither distracted nor embarrassed by strangers.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago

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