Definitions of abounding

  1. existing in abundance; " abounding confidence"; " whiskey galore"
  2. Inabundance.

Usage examples for abounding

  1. They hung breathless on Warwick's words as he related briefly the story of his life since he had left, years before, the house behind the cedars- how with a stout heart and an abounding hope he had gone out into a seemingly hostile world, and made fortune stand and deliver. – The House Behind the Cedars by Charles W. Chesnutt
  2. They described this country as abounding in corn, and sesame, in addition to great wealth in cattle. – Ismailia by Samuel W. Baker
  3. Most of these islands are of a good height, very barren and rugged, abounding with rocks and steep cliffs, and exhibiting other romantic appearances. – A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 16 by Robert Kerr
  4. The President himself is a good deal of a storm,- a man of such abounding energy and ceaseless activity that he sets everything in motion around him wherever he goes. – Camping & Tramping with Roosevelt by John Burroughs
  5. 7. As in his book intitled, Grace Abounding, s. – The Works of John Bunyan Volume 3 by John Bunyan
  6. In Quarrier's position, with abounding resources, with the love of such a woman as this, what would he not have made of life? – Denzil Quarrier by George Gissing
  7. Still there were few things of which he was so absolutely certain as he was of the abounding strength of prayer; it seemed to reveal a dim form moving behind the veil of things, which in the moment of entreaty seemed to suspend its progress, to stop, to draw near, to smile. – Beside Still Waters by Arthur Christopher Benson
  8. The scattered clouds had been drawing a little nearer the sun, growing whiter as they approached him, and more had ascended from the horizon into the middle air, blue sky abounding between them. – What's Mine's Mine by George MacDonald
  9. If you are a fisherman, there are within three minutes' walk of the house pools abounding in trout, and you may fish up and down the river as far as you please, with good success everywhere. – Northern California, Oregon, and the Sandwich Islands by Charles Nordhoff
  10. And well th' abounding Elm may grow In field and hedge so rife, In forest, copse, and wooded park, And 'mid the city's strife, For, every hour that passes by Shall end a human life! – The Poetical Works of Thomas Hood by Thomas Hood
  11. The road runs for one hundred miles through an unbroken wilderness, and opens up scores of streams and lakes abounding with trout, into which, until the road- makers fished them, no white man had ever cast a hook. – Locusts and Wild Honey by John Burroughs
  12. The abounding kindliness and genuine pleasure at her presence made the feeling that she had indeed become one of the household seem the most natural thing in the world, instead of a swiftly wrought miracle. – Nature's Serial Story by E. P. Roe
  13. It has been a pleasure to see him again- a creature of abounding vitality whom time cannot alter. – The Morals of Marcus Ordeyne by William J. Locke
  14. This was a very warm climate, abounding with musquitoes, galinippers and other insects which were exceedingly annoying to the poor slaves by night and day, at their quarters and in the field. – Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Henry Bibb, an American Slave, Written by Himself by Henry Bibb
  15. In short, though men felt all the charm of abounding life and abandonment to its impulses, they dared not, in their deep self- mistrust, conceive it otherwise than as a force making for evil- one which must lead to universal ruin unless checked and literally mortified by self- renunciation in obedience to superhuman guidance, or at least to some reasoned system of morals. – The Perfect Wagnerite A Commentary on the Niblung's Ring by George Bernard Shaw