Origin of plethora
Examples from the Web for plethora
There should be a plethora of four-letter words flying around the Veep set this morning.15 Enraging Golden Globe TV Snubs and Surprises: Amy Poehler, 'Mad Men' & More|Kevin Fallon|December 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Where there was a plethora of strong women, instead of just, like, Kristen Wiig doing every sketch each week.How Aidy Bryant Stealthily Became Your Favorite ‘Saturday Night Live’ Star|Kevin Fallon|October 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Like the best pop stars, Swift has borrowed from a plethora of genres and influences.Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’: Country’s Prodigal Daughter Creates the Best Pop Album of the Year|Marlow Stern|October 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Within hours of the pictures ending up online, a plethora of articles were written.The Outrage Over Beyonce’s Bettie Page Bangs: Why the Media Must Stop Objectifying Women|Phoebe Robinson|October 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
During the mid-to-late 1980s, he went on an absolute tear, helming a plethora of irresistible entertainments.Rob Reiner on the State of Romcoms, ‘The Princess Bride’s’ Alternate Ending, and the Red Viper|Marlow Stern|July 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I began to wonder whether the plethora of wine would not do as much harm as the expected scarcity of food.An Englishman in Paris|Albert D. (Albert Dresden) Vandam
When their action exceeds that of the nutrient vessels, the body emaciates; when it is deficient, plethora is the result.
He would live meagerly to-day that he might have a plethora in a golden to-morrow.The Shadow|Mary White Ovington
If he has a plethora of cash, they have a determination to relieve him of at least a portion of it.Gwen Wynn|Mayne Reid
They catch big salmon in the middle of the town, and outside it they have what Mr. Gladstone would call a "plethora" of rivers.Ireland as It Is|Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
British Dictionary definitions for plethora
Word Origin for plethora
Word Origin and History for plethora
1540s, a medical word for "excess of body fluid," from Late Latin plethora, from Greek plethore "fullness," from plethein "be full" (see pleio-). Figurative meaning "too-muchness, overfullness in any respect" is first recorded 1700. Related: Plethoric.