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Saturday, May 29, 1999

Definitions for plethora

  1. An abnormal bodily condition characterized by an excessive amount of blood in the system.
  2. Excess; superabundance.

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Citations for plethora
A plethora of servants helped make this possible; it was customary for a married officer to have as many as six servants, each with particular duties concerning lamps, fires, bathwater, cooking or sanitation. Frances Spalding, Duncan Grant: A Biography
India's huge press corps, representing a plethora of papers and magazines, was something else new since my student days. Abraham Verghese, The Atlantic
Origin of plethora
1535-1545
Plethora comes from the Greek plethora, "a fullness," from plethein, "to be full."
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