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Saturday, August 02, 2003

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
Plethora comes from the Greek plethora, "a fullness," from plethein, "to be full."
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