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Definitions of abounding

  1. existing in abundance; " abounding confidence"; " whiskey galore"
  2. of Abound
  3. Inabundance.
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Usage examples for abounding

  1. 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
  2. 7. As in his book intitled, Grace Abounding s. – The Works of John Bunyan Volume 3 by John Bunyan
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. They described this country as abounding in corn, and sesame, in addition to great wealth in cattle. – Ismailia by Samuel W. Baker
  7. 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
  8. The size of the sheltered area gives patients a considerable choice of residences, which can be found either close to or at varying distances from the sea, according to the requirements of the case; while the numerous wooded valleys, abounding in exquisite wild flowers, provide plenty of donkey and foot excursions. – The South of France--East Half by Charles Bertram Black
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. The terrified creature clasped his slender hands in sheer amazement, and cried: " Was there ever such abounding wisdom born in the land since the time of chaste Joseph, who interpreted Pharaoh's dreams? – Margery, Volume 7. by Georg Ebers
  12. 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
  13. The prospect of tower and spire and gable is of such a mediaeval richness, of such an abounding fulness, that all incidents are lost in it. – Their Silver Wedding Journey by William Dean Howells
  14. The thick neck and heavily- lipped firm mouth suggested tireless energy and abounding vitality. – The Hampstead Mystery by John R. Watson
  15. Her abounding natural curls were so full of sunshine, her skin was so delicately white, her smile and her voice were so all- subduing, that half our heads were turned. – The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
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