• WordNet 3.6
    • adj abounding existing in abundance "abounding confidence","whiskey galore"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n abounding The state of being abundant; abundance; increase.
    • abounding Overflowing; plentiful; abundant: as, abounding wealth.
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  • Publius Cornelius Tacitus
    “We see many who are struggling against adversity who are happy, and more although abounding in wealth, who are wretched.”
  • H.G. Wells
    “Cycle tracks will abound in Utopia.”
  • Jonathan Swift
    “Nothing is so hard for those who abound in riches to conceive how others can be in want.”
  • Charles Buxton
    Charles Buxton
    “Self-laudation abounds among the unpolished, but nothing can stamp a man more sharply as ill-bred.”
  • Samuel Butler
    “Evil is like water, it abounds, is cheap, soon fouls, but runs itself clear of taint.”
  • Lord Chesterfield
    “Little, vicious minds abound with anger and revenge, and are incapable of feeling the pleasure of forgiving their enemies.”


In literature:

At times miracles abound, and at other times they are but few in number.
"Training the Teacher" by A. F. Schauffler
Doubtless the reader has heard of the "climbing perch," a tropical fish which is partially amphibious, and which abounds in Ceylon.
"The Pearl of India" by Maturin M. Ballou
It abounds with lawyers.
"The London Pulpit" by J. Ewing Ritchie
The descriptions in the Thebais are vivid, and abound in picturesque circumstances, and natural traits of character.
"The Works of Alexander Pope, Volume 1" by Alexander Pope
The smuggling vessels abounded, particularly on the western coast of Guernsey.
"Toilers of the Sea" by Victor Hugo
Mulberry-trees abounded, and it was confidently believed that silk could be raised in Virginia as well as in France.
"History of the Colony and Ancient Dominion of Virginia" by Charles Campbell
And of those fountains that ever pour out living water the most abounding is our English Bible.
"The Bible Story" by Rev. Newton Marshall Hall
Deer of all kinds abound in the forest; and tigers, bears, wild boars, panthers, and wolves are scarcely less numerous.
"Travels in Tartary, Thibet, and China During the years 1844-5-6. Volume 1 [of 2]" by Evariste Regis Huc
The rivers of the department abound in gorges and falls of great beauty.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 6" by Various
Like all the Delta lakes, Mareotis abounds in wild-fowl.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 1" by Various

In poetry:

The sleepy sinner little thinks
What sorrows will abound
Within him, when upon the brinks
Of Tophet he is found.
"Of Hell And The Estate of Those Who Perish" by John Bunyan
Let Thy children, by Thy grace,
Give as they abound,
Till the poor have breathing-space,
And the lost are found.
"Hymn Of The Children" by John Greenleaf Whittier
But, O Thou King of kings,
From whom sweet mercy springs,—
Then ready to be found
When troubles most abound,—
"My God, Thy Suppliant Hear" by George Sandys
Lord, when iniquities abound,
And blasphemy grows bold;
When faith is hardly to be found,
And love is waxing cold;
"Psalm 12" by Isaac Watts
Then let our songs abound,
And every tear be dry;
We're marching through Immanuel's ground
To fairer worlds on high.
"Hymn 30" by Isaac Watts
"A day of feasting I ordain,
Let mirth and joy abound;
My son was dead, and lives again,
Was lost, and now is found."
"Hymn 123" by Isaac Watts

In news:

Questions abound in 'Seven Interviews,' an original work premiering courtesy of Oklahoma City Theatre Company.
Theories abound to save Europe's tottering car makers.
Great groups of dedicated volunteers abound in east central Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin, and East Central Energy (ECE) applauds them for their service.
AMBITION abounds at the Peninsula Hotel, and I do not mean the crass extravagance that usually passes for it in the form of revolving restaurants, vertiginous atriums of the Hanging-Gardens-of-Babylon variety.
When Minnesota lost star Trevor Mbakwe for the season, skepticism from fans and analysts abounded about the Gophers and their ability to stay in the Big Ten race.
Chufa is a grasslike plant that abounds in moist soils from coast to coast — and from Mexico to Alaska — whose sweet, nutty little tubers can provide an instant, nutritious meal.
Unforeseen abounds around City Series — on and off field.
Reasons for and against unionization abound here.
Opportunity abounds for US publishers.
Beyond that, question marks abound.
Sexual tension and foreboding abound in this engaging but clumsy colonial potboiler.
Money and vitriol abound in area races.
Mechanical water devices abound, most notably Archimedes' water screw , which when turned can lift water from a trough.
Scalpers abound at launch of the iPad mini in Beijing.
Acts of kindness abound at Macomber School.

In science:

We note here that we only deal with injective group homomorphisms because non-injective localizations abound.
Finite simple groups and localization
First: how can we reconcile point-particles with solid ob jects’ impenetrability? Even if we postulate, as Boscovitch did, that when point-particles are very close some repulsive force dominates the attractive force of gravity, questions abound.
On the Persistence of Homogeneous Matter
For any simple strictly abounded g-submodule N of Ea(M ), we have Ea(M ) ≃ Ea(N ). (iii) Let S be a torsion-free a-module.
On the structure and characters of weight modules
Open problems abound, despite of the progress reported here.
Many Random Walks Are Faster Than One
The last major implication of general relativity was the prediction of “black holes”. These are implied by the Schwarzschild metric 2 , which has a singular surface (event horizon) at a specified distance about a compact mass. Point singularities abound in physics, but a black hole is unique.
A critique of general relativity