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Definition to be abundant or plentiful
  • Once more it was pouring, and my irregular lawn, well-shaved by Gatsby's gardener, abounded in small, muddy swamps and prehistoric marshes.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
abounded = was abundant or plentiful
  • Patches on faded pants and dresses abounded on boys and girls come so recently from the heat of the cotton fields.
    Mildred D. Taylor  --  Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
  • abounded = were plentiful
  • Ahead lay the scalloped ocean and the abounding blessed isles.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • "He said in the last days evil would abound," said Sister Price.
    James Baldwin  --  Go Tell It on the Mountain
  • Never had Lefferts so abounded in the sentiments that adorn Christian manhood and exalt the sanctity of the home.
    Edith Wharton  --  The Age of Innocence
  • Theories abounded on how, if, and why Ryan Evans, who some still speculated was BoneMan, did what he did.
    Ted Dekker  --  BoneMan's Daughters
  • No one knows why this limitation should exist, though theories abound.
    Dean Koontz  --  Sole Survivor
  • Moscow, abounding in provisions, arms, munitions, and incalculable wealth, is in Napoleon's hands.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • My willingness to do so was hampered by an abounding ignorance of how it should be done and a fumbling awkwardness with small objects.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • The town abounded in saloons, of course, but at first the boys were too spooked to go in one.
    Larry McMurtry  --  Lonesome Dove
  • At least nobody noticed this time, because hoots and hollers abounded as dozens of people stormed the stage.
    Sharon M. Draper  --  Out of My Mind
  • In the soft touch market, scams abound.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat's Eye
  • Tales abounded of knights performing strange, secretive rituals within the Temple Church's unusual sanctuary.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • The official ideology abounds with contradictions even when there is no practical reason for them.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • Rumors abounded about the girl and Chang Sunto's miraculous recovery, and while some had talked of an antidote, no one was coming clean.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • Phoenix legends abound throughout the Universes: the creature that dies but is immortal, rising ever young from its own ashes.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Glory Road
  • Such quasi-muscles abounded in the crablike handling-machine which, on my first peeping out of the slit, I watched unpacking the cylinder.
    H.G. Wells  --  The War of the Worlds
  • The Lu family's standing and wealth abounded.
    Lisa See  --  Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
  • In almost every article of defense we abound.
    Thomas Paine  --  Common Sense
  • A man abounding in questions; but he was a friend of thine, chela.
    Rudyard Kipling  --  Kim

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