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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ABOUNDS

It receives some brooks, and abounds in excellent fish, and in alligators.

The country of the Illinois is extremely good, and abounds with buffalo and other game.

For how is it that he abounds with all things, save that God gave them to him?

The second was this: Philadelphia, as Mr. Philipps has said, abounds in folk-lore.

It is the center of official life, and abounds in statesmen of all grades.

It abounds with wood, even the summits of the mountain are covered with trees.

It would be tedious to enumerate the beauties of this play, for it abounds with them.

This kind of wit is that which abounds in Cowley more than in any author that ever wrote.

Just outside the hummock was a cabbage-palm, which, as I have said, abounds in Florida.

It abounds in iniquities of every kind and becomes daily more corrupt.

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.