- 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 aplenty
"They had aplenty o' hot words," said Gimlet, shaking his head slowly.The Lone Ranger Rides
There will be aplenty that won't take part in that, so you won't feel odd.The Cottage of Delight
Will N. Harben
Of camera fiends and sketchers and notebook makers there were aplenty.Prowling about Panama
George A. Miller
Plunder there was aplenty and the holds of the Duke and the Duchess bulged with treasure.Famous Privateersmen and Adventurers of the Sea
Charles H. L. Johnston
Lewd mouths, and cunning mouths, and hateful mouths there were aplenty.
- in plenty
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Word Origin and History for aplenty
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