abound

[ɐbˈa͡ʊnd], [ɐbˈa‍ʊnd], [ɐ_b_ˈaʊ_n_d]

Definitions of abound:

  1.   To overflow, be in great plenty: ( with in) to possess in plenty. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  2.   To be or to have in plenty. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  3.   To be or to have in abundance; to be plentifully supplied; to be very prevalent. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  4.   To have in plenty or abundance; to exist in great numbers or quantity: followed by in or with; as, the sea abounds with fish. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

Quotes for abound:

  1. Those Marriages generally abound most with Love and Constancy, that are preceded by a long Courtship. – Joseph Addison
  2. No one was ever saved because his sins were small; no one was ever rejected on account of the greatness of his sins. Where sin abounded, grace shall much more abound – Archibald Alexander
  3. The deepest rivers make least din, The silent soule doth most abound in care. – William Alexander
  4. Attention -deficit disorders seem to abound in modern society, and we don't know the cause. – Marilyn vos Savant
  5. Nothing is so hard for those who abound in riches as to conceive how others can be in want. – Jonathan Swift

Usage examples for abound:

  1. Amongst Christians marriages are certainly not arranged for girls in this matter- of- course way, and so " old maids" abound – Home Life in Germany by Mrs. Alfred Sidgwick
  2. Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound – Bible-Readings-for-the-Home-Circle by
  3. He was one of those ready, voluble, self- asserting fellows, who abound in Ireland, but whose favor is not the less with their countrymen from the fact of their frequency. ” – The Bramleighs Of Bishop's Folly by Charles James Lever
  4. Philosophy and common life abound in similar instances. ” – Pragmatism A New Name for Some Old Ways of Thinking by William James
  5. The principal fish is the white fish, although many other varieties abound – By Canoe and Dog-Train by Egerton Ryerson Young
  6. “ A certain kind of food might abound at one season and fail at another; might be suitable for the animal at one age and not at another. ” – On the Origin and Metamorphoses of Insects by Sir John Lubbock
  7. Men of his class and stamp, shrewd in their ideas and sturdy against encroachments, civil and religious, abound in old Somersetshire where he first drew breath. ” – Toronto of Old by Henry Scadding
  8. The space is confined, narrow streets abound for us to fight in, which will prevent the soldiers rushing us or bringing guns into action. ” – Princess Maritza by Percy Brebner
  9. Well, if you had been in the country as many years as I have, you would know that they fish them out of the bar itself, where they abound mixed with the sand. ” – The Reign of Greed Complete English Version of 'El Filibusterismo' by Jose Rizal
  10. So never let a Spaniard boast While Cheshire men abound Lest they should teach him, to his cost, To dance a Cheshire round. ” – Rhymes Old and New by M.E.S. Wright

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