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- n. An extreme abundance; abundance to a vast degree that seems almost excessive.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The quality or state of being superabundant; a superabundant quantity; redundancy; excess.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state of being superabundant, or more than enough; excessive abundance; excess.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a quantity that is more than what is appropriate
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St Thomas Aquinas once said Whatever a man has in superabundance is owed, of natural right, to the poor for their sustenance
Whatever a man has in superabundance is owed, of natural right, to the poor for their sustenance.
Finally, A.O Scott hit on what I think is the central issue: what he termed a "superabundance" of information and choice brought on largely by technology.
Already we have Doctors and Diseases in superabundance, and the supply of Dollars is wholly subject to human control.
To cite one example, St. Thomas Aquinas maintained that "whatever we have in 'superabundance'-that is, above and beyond what will reasonably satisfy our own needs and those of our family, for the present and foreseeable future-'is owed, of natural right, to the poor for their sustenance'" (p. 20).
The fourth consideration is a certain plumpness, in other words, a superabundance of the vegetative function, plasticity ....
Your Majesty has a large body of infantry in these islands; and although it is in the Yndias, where it seems to those in España that everything is in superabundance, that is
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The fourth consideration is a certain _plumpness_, in other words, a superabundance of the vegetative function, plasticity ....
Portrait of a Lady,” while I do find in it an amount of analysis which I should call superabundance if it were not all such good literature.
Not only was Gandhi a complex man, there is also a 'superabundance' of surviving contemporary information on him.