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aplen·​ty ə-ˈplen-tē How to pronounce aplenty (audio)
: being in plenty or abundance
used postpositively
money aplenty for all their needs


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: in abundance : plentifully
: very much : extremely
scared aplenty

Examples of aplenty in a Sentence

Adjective We found mistakes aplenty in their story. there will be food and drink aplenty, so please come
Recent Examples on the Web
With scenic vistas, roadside attractions and historic curiosities aplenty, these routes call to mind another bygone travel slogan: Getting there is half the fun! Teddy Brokaw, Smithsonian Magazine, 16 May 2024 Trump’s leads are hardly insurmountable, and there are warning signs aplenty (including the continuing primary vote for Nikki Haley) that Joe Biden will have advantages over Trump in turning out potential supporters and persuading crucial suburbanites. The Editors, National Review, 14 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for aplenty 

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Word History

First Known Use


1830, in the meaning defined above


1846, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of aplenty was in 1830

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“Aplenty.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aplenty. Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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