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That would be worse, Lawrence, for the damp might cause a plethora.

Man produces gestalts, and cuts form out of the plethora of nothingness.

Your present plethora of acquirements will soon cure itself.

The intestines of our mountains are gorged with precious ore to plethora.

Taxation is necessary just as blood-letting is necessary in plethora.

Any one but a German would have been nauseated by such a plethora of food.

Occasionally it arises from mobility of the sensorium, induced by plethora, or by excessive debility.

Not that there had been a plethora of amenities between them, but this was unthinkable!

The Maltese, unfortunately, have a paucity of reason and a plethora of priests.

It is generally caused by plethora, yet it may exist in an hereditary form.

WORD ORIGIN

1540s, a medical word for "excess of body fluid," from Late Latin plethora, from Greek plethore "fullness," from plethein "be full" (see pleio-). Figurative meaning "too-muchness, overfullness in any respect" is first recorded 1700. Related: Plethoric.

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