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Abundant

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Abu'ndant. adj. [abundans, Lat.]

  1. Plentiful.

              Good the more
    Communicated, more abundant grows;
    The author not impair'd, but honour'd more.
    Par. Lost, b. v.

  2. Exuberant.

    If the vessels are in a state of too great rigidity, so as not to yield, a strong projectile motion occasions their rupture, and hæmorrhages; especially in the lungs, where the blood is abundant. Arbuthnot on Aliments.

  3. Fully stored. It is followed sometimes by in, commonly by with.

    The world began but some ages before these were found out, and was abundant with all things at first; and men not very numerous; and therefore were not put so much to the use of their wits, to find out ways for living commodiously. Burnet's Theory of the Earth.

  4. It is applied generally to things, sometimes to persons.

    The Lord, the Lord God, merciful and gracious, long-suffering and abundant in goodness and truth. Exod. xxxiv. 6.

Sources: Arbuthnot, John (227) · Burnet, Thomas (45) · The Bible - Exodus (25) · Milton, John (449)

Attributes: Adjective (426) · Latin (690)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Abundant." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: January 30, 2014. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=1190.


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