copiousness

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n copiousness the property of a more than adequate quantity or supply "an age of abundance"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Copiousness The state or quality of being copious; abudance; plenty; also, diffuseness in style. "To imitatethe copiousness of Homer."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n copiousness Abundance; plenty; great quantity; full supply.
    • n copiousness Diffuseness of style or manner in writing or speaking, or superabundance of matter.
    • n copiousness Synonyms Exuberance, richness, profusion.
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Usage

In literature:

It was brought and she drank copiously.
"She and Allan" by H. Rider Haggard
Callum lay on the ground bleeding copiously, but no one ventured to give him any assistance.
"Waverley, Or 'Tis Sixty Years Hence, Complete" by Sir Walter Scott
There never was a bird that could swear so copiously as that bird of Bob's.
"West Wind Drift" by George Barr McCutcheon
From this cause it is at once the most copious and the most grammatical of all the European tongues.
"Biographia Literaria" by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
It is born of the copious dews, the fragrant nights, the tender skies, the plentiful rains of the early season.
"Locusts and Wild Honey" by John Burroughs
It approached swiftly, rested above the garden, and sent down a copious shower of rain.
"Two Years in the French West Indies" by Lafcadio Hearn
I never saw finer or more copious hemlocks, many of them large, some old and hoary.
"Our Friend John Burroughs" by Clara Barrus
Often Colonel Graeme spent hours in one or the other of the huge book-rooms talking with his strange protege and making copious notes.
"Average Jones" by Samuel Hopkins Adams
It has been to us a copious fountain of national, social, and personal happiness.
"Elson Grammar School Literature, Book Four." by William H. Elson
The bounty of such wealthy patrons as Lord and Lady Geraldin flowed copiously upon Mrs. Hadoway and upon the Mucklebackits.
"The Antiquary, Volume 2" by Sir Walter Scott
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In poetry:

Space grants beyond his fated road
No inch to the god of day,
And copious language still bestowed
One word, no more, to say.
"Merops" by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Thus fares it with the human soul,
Where copious floods of passion roll,
By genuine love supplied;
Fair in itself the current shows,
But ah! a thousand anxious woes
Pollute the noble tide.
"See Where The Thames, The Purest Stream" by William Cowper
Now turn your eyes to Egypt's plains,
Ne'er water'd by refreshing rains,
And tell what copious stream,
Its fertilising produce yields,
Making the gardens and the fields,
With richest plenty teem.
"Enigma XXII." by Elizabeth Hitchener
Then hand to hand, and foot to foot, a fierce combat began,
Whilst the blood of the rebels copiously ran,
And a ball cut the chain of Kerr's helmet in two,
And another struck his sword, but the man he slew.
"The Hero of Kalapore" by William Topaz McGonagall
And at the charge of the bayonet they made them fly,
While their leaders cried, "Forward, my lads, do or die",
And the Boers' blood copiously they did spill,
And the Boers were forced to fly from Smith's Hill.
"The Battle of Glencoe" by William Topaz McGonagall
His copious list of Deans and ills
May light his pipe, or hold his pills,
Be useful in a humbler case,
But to another must give place;
To that of Bishops much diminish'd;
Two dozen names, and then 'tis finish'd.
"Preferment" by William Hutton

In news:

Copiously illustrated book traces Alaska Airlines' colorful past.
"A lesson lived is a lesson learned," porn performer Angela Stone announces after expelling copious amounts of vaginal fluid in Storm Squirters 2: Target Practice.
Last month I noted the protestors here in our country are protected by the First Amendment to the US Constitution, state constitutions, in addition to copious case law.
Thomson, MNIn the last couple weeks the Northland has received copious amounts of rainfall.
Sausage rolls, copious amounts of mash and peas and fish and chips have clouded most American perceptions of British cuisine for years.
They're usually paperback, with copious color photos.
While the speech was under way, I was taking copious line-by-line notes.
Hurricanes are capable of producing copious amounts of rainfall.
Complaints were swift and copious.
The Tarrant Regional Water District is on one hand engaged in obtaining water by court action and on the other maximizing gas drilling on TRWD property and using copious amounts o.
Niche spirit selections, clever cocktail menus, and copious beer offerings will appease the palates of many.
In the wonderful world of music, there is no shortage of musicians who disguise themselves as lunatics, drug fiends, and gun totting thugs, to keep all of us regular folks copiously entertained.
Here we go again, and I apologize for the theme, but this will be one of the wettest April's on record and there is little else to talk about, unless it would be the copious amount of May flowers the rains will bring.
It's key to find a tech-savvy people person who understands that before blogging must come copious research.
Four coconuts, one large butcher's knife, a copious spread of juices, fruit, garnishes and bottles of alcohol were the makings of what would be the best night of research ever.
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In science:

Mirror TDs copiously produce mirror neutrinos with extremely high energies typical for TDs, and they are not accompanied by any visible particles.
Ultra High Energy Neutrino Astronomy
In contrast, faster shocks will dissociate and ionize the gas, heat it to 105 K and produce copious ultraviolet radiation; molecules then re-form slowly in the warm postshock gas and a largely molecule-free zone is created (Hollenbach & McKee 1989).
The chemistry of high-mass star formation
We rely on the merging of particles as described above to avoid the copious production of pseudoparticles.
Gamma-Ray Bursts, Collisionless Shocks and Synthetic Spectra
The production cross section (for single and top-pair production) will be an important measurement, again for testing the SM predictions and because top production is a copious background to a large number of new physics searches.
The NLO multileg working group: summary report
The group aims to organize and present the copious information on B decays to charmed particles obtained from a combined sample of about two billion B mesons from the BABAR, Belle and CDF Collaborations.
Averages of b-hadron and c-hadron Properties at the End of 2007
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