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Especially in the U.S., where fast food restaurants are abundant and two-thirds of people are overweight or obese.Orthorexia: When Healthy Eating Becomes an Obsession|DailyBurn|October 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
His “gold” is the labor in Africa—cheap, trainable, abundant, and ready to work.
Dolores has abundant gripes, late arrivals, and a sluggish pace among them.Leaky Ceilings, Catcalls, and Uncaged Pythons: 4 Hours on NYC’s Worst Subway|Kevin Zawacki|August 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There are the enthusiastic fans, as well as girls in mini skirts with abundant cleavage promoting the latest TV series.Too Many Spider-Men, Too Little Time: Get Ready for Comic-Con|Annaliza Savage|July 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Many of the fuels we use to generate electricity —natural gas, oil, coal—are abundant yet finite.
The truth is, that we need both the discipline of harness and the abundant nourishment of the free pasture.The Intellectual Life|=Philip Gilbert Hamerton
The advantages conferred upon us by abundant supplies of iron and by cheap labour will not last for ever.Ancient and Modern Ships.|George C. V. Holmes
There was abundant vegetation upon the island, but it does not appear to have looked quite real.The Treasury of Ancient Egypt|Arthur E. P. B. Weigall
On the other hand, it is maintained that there is an abundant field for both day school and institution.The Deaf|Harry Best
We have had abundant reason to regard them with esteem and love.Life and Work in Benares and Kumaon, 1839-1877|James Kennedy
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Word Origin for abundant
Word Origin and History for abundant
late 14c., from Old French abundant and directly from Latin abundantem (nominative abundans) "overflowing," present participle of abundare "to overflow" (see abound). Related: Abundantly.