Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a plenteous manner; copiously; plentifully; bountifully; generously.

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  • adverb archaic copiously; plentifully; in abundance.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adverb in a bountiful manner

Etymologies

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plenteous +‎ -ly

Examples

  • The six Hungry Folk, as became members of a wealthier tribe, were armed with rifles and plenteously supplied with ammunition.

    THE SUNLANDERS

  • But as for the multitude of sermons ready printed and piled up, on every text that is not difficult, our London trading St. Thomas in his vestry, and add to boot St. Martin and St. Hugh, have not within their hallowed limits more vendible ware of all sorts ready made: so that penury he never need fear of pulpit provision, having where so plenteously to refresh his magazine.

    Areopagitica

  • That did she, and fed both herself and the child plenteously: neither did she stint her of meat ever, from that time forward, however else she dealt with her.

    The Water of the Wondrous Isles

  • There were they served well and plenteously, and fair was the converse between them; and in especial was the talk of

    The Water of the Wondrous Isles

  • These things do mitigate or disannul that which hath been said of melancholy meats, and make it more tolerable; but to such as are wealthy, live plenteously, at ease, may take their choice, and refrain if they will, these viands are to be forborne, if they be inclined to, or suspect melancholy, as they tender their healths:

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • At last she arose, and when she had plucked and eaten some handfuls of the strawberries which grew plenteously on the sweet ground of the eyot, she went down to the landward-looking shore, and took the water, and swam slowly across the warm ripple till she came once more to the strand and her raiment.

    The Water of the Wondrous Isles

  • Said Viridis: Forsooth I have wept for Baudoin plenteously, and he is worthy of it, for he was valiant and true and kind.

    The Water of the Wondrous Isles

  • But as for the multitude of sermons ready printed and piled up, on every text that is not difficult, our London trading St. Thomas in his vestry, and add to boot St. Martin and St. Hugh, have not within their hallowed limits more vendible ware of all sorts ready made: so that penury he never need fear of pulpit provision, having where so plenteously to refresh his magazine.

    Areopagitica

  • There was no need of this caution, for the elder Sedley himself began immediately to speak of the event, and prattled about it, and wept over it plenteously.

    Vanity Fair

  • Thei neither sowe nor mowe, but liue by flesshe of suche beastes as thei haue, and suche fisshe as Araxe the floude doeth plenteously minister vnto them: and with drinckynge of Milke, wherof thei make no spare.

    The Fardle of Facions, conteining the aunciente maners, customes and lawes, of the peoples enhabiting the two partes of the earth, called Affricke and Asie

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