Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state, quality, or habit of being profuse; profusion; prodigality.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Extravagance; profusion.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The quality of being profuse; profusion

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

  • noun the property of being extremely abundant

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Examples

  • The youth turned to him angrily and replied, “O packsaddle of an ass, it was the length of the way that hindered me from this and the steepness of the steps and the profuseness of my sweat.”

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • This justifies the high providence of God, who, though he command us temperance, justice, continence, yet pours out before us, even to a profuseness, all desirable things, and gives us minds that can wander beyond all limit and satiety.

    Areopagitica

  • And even unto the present time the hospitality of the South, shorn of its profuseness and grandiloquence, is frequently the theme of newspaper hacks and magazine penny-a-liners.

    Black and White

  • And even unto the present time the hospitality of the South, shorn of its profuseness and grandiloquence, is frequently the theme of newspaper hacks and magazine penny-a-liners.

    Black and White

  • And even unto the present time the hospitality of the South, shorn of its profuseness and grandiloquence, is frequently the theme of newspaper hacks and magazine penny-a-liners.

    Black and White

  • And even unto the present time the hospitality of the South, shorn of its profuseness and grandiloquence, is frequently the theme of newspaper hacks and magazine penny-a-liners.

    Black and White

  • This justifies the high providence of God, who, though he command us temperance, justice, continence, yet pours out before us, even to a profuseness, all desirable things, and gives us minds that can wander beyond all limit and satiety.

    Areopagitica

  • And even unto the present time the hospitality of the South, shorn of its profuseness and grandiloquence, is frequently the theme of newspaper hacks and magazine penny-a-liners.

    Black and White

  • From the wildest fantasy (which you did not + could not handle through lack of readiness + incisiveness of wit + profuseness of it and through other reasons like Hergeshiemeric tendency to take it easy doing still-lifes) you went (+ I was all for it) to the most complete realism, taking in passing the civil war.

    A Life in Letters

  • From the wildest fantasy (which you did not + could not handle through lack of readiness + incisiveness of wit + profuseness of it and through other reasons like Hergeshiemeric tendency to take it easy doing still-lifes) you went (+ I was all for it) to the most complete realism, taking in passing the civil war.

    A Life in Letters

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