- in sufficient quantity; in generous amounts (usually used following the noun it modifies): He had troubles aplenty.
- sufficiently; enough; more than sparingly: He howled aplenty when hurt.
Origin of aplenty
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Examples from the Web for a-plenty
You make out a list of what dope you want—and be sure yuh get a-plenty.Chip, of the Flying U
B. M. Bower
All we heard was, 'They'll kill all the slaves,' and such hearing was a-plenty!Slave Narratives, Oklahoma
Critics there were a-plenty who wagged a sad head because the advertising was undignified.The Building of a Book
Whatever her father's faults—and they've been a-plenty—they'd best be let lie now.Laramie Holds the Range
Frank H. Spearman
He has got to show me a-plenty what right he had to say you was wonderfully beautiful.The Man Next Door
- in plenty
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Word Origin and History for a-plenty
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