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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ABOUNDED

Money, moreover, was thrown into it; gifts to the Blessed Virgin abounded.

The banners, in particular, abounded, as innumerable as the leaves of trees.

The Temple was chiefly remarkable for the dirt which abounded.

It would be difficult to tell which most abounded, holes or leather.

My story has none of those stirring incidents with which his abounded.

It abounded in wild life, and sounded ever in spring and summer with songs and cries.

We entered the frightful and awful edifice, every corner of which abounded with horror.

The book was really an able one and abounded with humour, just satire, and good sense.

The Delaware abounded in fish, and in the spring it swarmed with herring.

He abounded in periphrases as highly coloured as sacred pictures.

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., from Old French abonder "to abound, be abundant, come together in great numbers" (12c.), from Latin abundare "overflow, run over," from Latin ab- "off" (see ab-) + undare "rise in a wave," from unda "water, wave" (see water (n.)). Related: Abounded; abounding.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.