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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR AMPLE

He had ample girth of chest at the cinches, where lung capacity is best measured.

If we get him this appointment, it will be ample compensation, anyhow.

To the good supper which he brought with him I did ample justice.

He could have taken two or three known men, and they would have been ample to do the work.

I slept two or three hours, however, and had ample time for reflection.

At any rate, we have ample evidence of the turbulence of the early Roman audience.

Coleridge calls "Lear," "the open and ample playground of Nature's passions."

When I wrote to you the other day I was, in truth, in high irritation, and with ample cause.

She was tall, her proportions were ample, and her waist very trim.

I was fourteenth on the list for this, so that I had ample time to recover.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., from Middle French ample, from Latin amplus "large, spacious," related to ampla "handle, grip."

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