Definitions

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  • n. The amount that a shop can hold.

Etymologies

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shop +‎ -ful

Examples

  • The painter was so touched by this first complaint that he ordered a shopful of toys to be brought to the studio the following day.

    Strong as Death

  • It would take a shopful of tools to readjust them, because readjusting them to their former power would violate Jinxian law.

    Neutron Star

  • Balzac an entire shopful of battered old volumes, out of date and worthless.

    Honore de Balzac

  • But even as he growled the doctor had taken down a lantern from a hook, thrown on a huge, battered fur coat that doubled his size, and was putting medicines -- a very shopful it seemed -- into a leather case.

    The Hohenzollerns in America

  • And all the English shopful is either brand new fiction or illustrated travel (of '_Buns with the Grand Lama_' type), or gilded versions of the classics of past times done up to give away.

    Anticipations Of the Reaction of Mechanical and Scientific Progress upon Human life and Thought

  • Nor did she mean to voice her wishes before a shopful of people who might consider them ambiguous.

    The Wrong Twin

  • God-forsaken parish on a Government job, and I happen on a whole shopful of ancient remains.

    News from the Duchy

  • Newspaper readers will recall the story, told little more than a year ago, of a boy who after carrying beer a whole day for a shopful of men over on the East Side, where his father worked, crept into the cellar to sleep off the effects of his own share in the rioting.

    XVIII. The Reign of Rum

  • Big and square, and filled with heavy furniture, and a perfect shopful of ugly ornaments and bead mats, and little tables, and milking-stools, and tambourines, and bannerettes, and all the kind of things that were considered lovely ages ago, but which no self-respecting girl of our age could possibly endure.

    The Heart of Una Sackville

  • Umbrellas, like faces, acquire a certain sympathy with the individual who carries them: indeed, they are far more capable of betraying his trust; for whereas a face is given to us so far ready made, and all our power over it is in frowning, and laughing, and grimacing, during the first three or four decades of life, each umbrella is selected from a whole shopful, as being most consonant to the purchaser's disposition.

    Lay Morals

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