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Abundantly

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Abu'ndantly. adv. [from abundant.]

  1. In plenty.

    Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life. Genesis, i. 20.

              God on thee
    Abundantly his gifts hath also pour'd;
    Inward and outward both, his image fair.
    Par. Lost, b. viii.

  2. Amply, liberally, more than sufficiently.

    What the example of our equals wants of authority, is abundantly supplied in the imaginations of friendship, and the repeated influences of a constant conversation. Rogers's Serm.

    Heroic poetry has ever been esteemed the greatest work of human nature. In that rank has Aristotle placed it; and Longinus is so full of the like expressions, that he abundantly confirms the other's testimony. Dryden's State of Innocence, Pref.

Sources: Dryden, John (788) · The Bible - Genesis (48) · Milton, John (449) · Rogers, John (38)

Attributes: Adverb (147)

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