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aplenty

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[uh-plen-tee] /əˈplɛn ti/ Informal.
adjective
1.
in sufficient quantity; in generous amounts (usually used following the noun it modifies):
He had troubles aplenty.
adverb
2.
sufficiently; enough; more than sparingly:
He howled aplenty when hurt.
Origin of aplenty
1820-1830
First recorded in 1820-30; a-1 + plenty
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aplenty

/əˈplɛntɪ/
adjective, adverb (postpositive)
1.
in plenty
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Word Origin and History for aplenty
adj.

1830, originally U.S., from a- (1) + plenty (n.). First attested in writings of J. Fenimore Cooper.

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