brimful

adjective
brim·​ful | \ ˈbrim-ˈfu̇l How to pronounce brimful (audio) , -ˌfu̇l \

Definition of brimful

: full to the brim : ready to overflow

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Examples of brimful in a Sentence

a book brimful of stories about people who overcome childhood adversities to achieve great things
Recent Examples on the Web The book is brimful of nostalgic references, funny stories, and game design anecdotes, so there’s something for everyone. M. J. Lewis, Wired, 22 Jan. 2021 The Missouri is running fast and muddy, brimful with snowmelt and sediment, driftwood and old leaves. National Geographic, 16 Jan. 2020 There is another stop, Agia Sophia, only 500 metres away, which was also found to be brimful of antiquities. The Economist, 10 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of brimful

circa 1530, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of brimful was circa 1530

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“Brimful.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/brimful. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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