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Examples of replete in a Sentence
The book is replete with photographs.
The country's history is replete with stories of people who became successful by working hard.
Recent Examples of replete from the Web
The results of a special election back home bring a flood of Facebook posts, replete with expletives and testimonies of tears.
Although the Thomas and Mack Center is replete with ballers big and small come July, there are no real rock stars at NBA Summer League, even in Vegas.
Kim Jong Un was feted at a concert replete with pop music and thunderous applause marking last week's successful launch of his country's first intercontinental ballistic missile.
Just a few months ago, The New York Times gave him a fawning spread replete with woodsy photos.
The material dug from the site was replete with bone, stone and antler tools.
These accommodations come replete with amenities like rooftop lounges, private screening rooms, complimentary bikes, and breathtaking cityscape views.
There was even a beauty-pageant competition, replete with a swimsuit contest and talent competition!
His rare absence from the State Opening of Parliament added to the solemnity of an occasion cherished by the British people and replete with tradition.
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Did You Know?
Given that one of the roots of replete is the Latin verb plēre, meaning "to fill," it isn't surprising that the word has synonyms such as "full" and "complete." "Replete," "full," and "complete" all indicate that something contains all that is wanted or needed or possible, but there are also subtle differences between the words. "Full" implies the presence or inclusion of everything that can be held, contained, or attained ("a full schedule"), while "complete" applies when all that is needed is present ("a complete picture of the situation"). "Replete" is the synonym of choice when fullness is accompanied by a sense of satiety.
Synonym Discussion of replete
REPLETE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of replete for English Language Learners
: having much or plenty of something : filled with something
: having had plenty to eat : pleasantly full
REPLETE Defined for Kids
Definition of replete for Students
: well supplied The game was replete with thrills.
Word Root of replete
The Latin word plēre, meaning “to fill,” gives us the root ple. Words from the Latin plēre have something to do with filling or being full. Anything replete with something is full of that particular thing or quality. Something complete is totally full and finished. To deplete is to lessen the amount of something that was once full. A supplement is something that fills in something that is missing.
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