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Examples of plenitude in a Sentence
She has gathered a plenitude of information on the topic.
there's a plenitude of natural beauty in the state
Recent Examples of plenitude from the Web
The governor’s residence in Hartford itself has nine bathrooms, one more than Lamont, who was recently derided by Democratic rival Joe Ganim for his plenitude of bathrooms.
There’s obviously a very religious origin to the principle of plenitude.
In easier parts of the world, such plenitude would bring with it an equal concentration of tourists.
In addition to the seriousness and plenitude of the allegations against Mr. Weinstein, the board concentrated on workplace abuse.
There, safari was through open grasslands that delivered a plenitude of clear sightings.
Those who have no shame achieve a plenitude of shame.
As author of the historical era in which Spain acquires the means to carry out its destiny and with that the goals of the Movement, the Jefe, in the plenitude of his powers, assumes the most absolute authority.
Last month, Williams appeared in nude plenitude à la Demi Moore on the cover of Vanity Fair, photographed by Annie Leibovitz.
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Did You Know?
Plenitude was first recorded in English during the 15th century and ultimately comes to us from "plenus," the Latin word for "full." "Plenus" has also given us "plenty," which in turn influenced a variation on "plenitude": "plentitude." Some usage commentators have objected to "plentitude," but it has been in use since the early 1600s and has appeared in the works of such writers as Henry James and Sir Walter Scott. Both words are used in the same sorts of contexts, but "plentitude" is not used as frequently as "plenitude."
abundance, barrel, basketful, boatload, bucket, bunch, bundle, bushel, carload, chunk, deal, dozen, fistful, gobs, good deal, heap, hundred, loads, lot, mass, mess, mountain, much, multiplicity, myriad, oodles, pack, passel, peck, pile, plateful, plentitude, plenty, pot, profusion, quantity, raft, reams, scads, sight, slew, spate, stack, store, ton, volume, wad, wealth, yard;
ace, bit, dab, dram, driblet, glimmer, handful, hint, lick, little, mite, mouthful, nip, ounce, peanuts, pinch, pittance, scruple, shade, shadow, smidgen (also smidgeon), speck, spot, sprinkle, sprinkling, strain, streak, tad, touch, trace;
all kinds (of), quite a bit;
PLENITUDE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of plenitude for English Language Learners
: a large number or amount of something
: the state of being full or complete
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