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plentitude

n.

1610s, erroneous form of plenitude.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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  • I'm speaking of the artistic character—in the direction and in the plentitude in which you have it.

    The Tragic Muse

    Henry James
  • He received no sympathy, although there was a plentitude of tender souls.

    Wounds in the rain Stephen Crane
  • Cocom also adorned him with a plentitude of bracelets and jingling ornaments.

  • Stradivari may be said to have been now in the enjoyment of the plentitude of his powers.

    Antonio Stradivari Horace William Petherick
  • But what conceivable interest can influence Him who is the plentitude of being?

    The Heavenly Father Ernest Naville
  • I collected moss and dry leaves for my bed; for nourishment there was a plentitude of nuts and wild fruits, and edible fungi.

  • Notwithstanding his plentitude of power, tending to inspire him with sufficient assurance, the suitor felt ill at ease.

    The Fatal Cord Mayne Reid
  • The State or fruit of Holy Scripture is the plentitude of eternal felicity.

  • You are full of grace; Ave, gratia plena, and from the plentitude of your maternal heart, you love to bestow your gifts upon us.

    The Miraculous Medal Jean Marie Aladel
  • Twice has the great Republican party, in the plentitude of its power, allowed woman ten minutes to plead her cause before it.

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