• WordNet 3.6
    • n overabundance a quantity that is more than what is appropriate "four-year-olds have an overabundance of energy","we received an inundation of email"
    • n overabundance the state of being more than full
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In literature:

Pleasure without stint and overabundance of joy pervaded all the folk which there were seen.
"The Nibelungenlied" by Unknown
Very handsome she was, full-fleshed without a trace of plumpness, fun breasted without a hint of overabundance.
"The Unwilling Vestal" by Edward Lucas White
Simultaneously, we began to have a series of overabundant crops.
"This World Is Taboo" by Murray Leinster
The trimming must accentuate the distinctive type of the gown or hat instead of blotting out the lines by an overabundance of garniture.
"Woman as Decoration" by Emily Burbank
Rubner, Prof., on injuries from overabundance of protein, 38-39.
"How to Live" by Irving Fisher and Eugene Fisk
She did not wish Brockton to see the ravages which late hours and overabundance of rich foods were making on her complexion.
"The Easiest Way" by Eugene Walter and Arthur Hornblow
A man like Munro is never blessed with an overabundance of friends.
"With Ethan Allen at Ticonderoga" by W. Bert Foster
Competition is largely in abeyance when the business any one can have is overabundant.
"Essentials of Economic Theory" by John Bates Clark
There is everywhere an overabundance of luxurious detail and rich carving.
"Cathedrals of Spain" by John A. (John Allyne) Gade
This unexpected and overabundant fulfilment of all his wildest hopes, gave the finishing touch to his temperament.
"Tales from the German. Volume II." by Carl Franz van der Velde

In news:

He joked about the overabundance of space and staffing at Government House.
Agriculture North Idaho Farmers Face Millions In Losses From Overabundance of Water.
As Plano ages, officials reconsider city's overabundance of retail.
Squash your overabundance of zucchini.
It may be a plant but it's an overabundant pest this year.
A recent Dallas Morning News report examined whether the Collin County suburb of Plano had developed an overabundance of retail space because of past zoning decisions.
For anyone who comes home from the farmers' market with an overabundance of stone fruit s, this pie from pastry chef Lori Baker is the answer.
For anyone who comes home from the farmers' market with an overabundance of stone fruits, this pie from pastry chef Lori Baker is the answer.
The regulations were aimed at giving anglers the opportunity to remove some of the overabundance of small fish in order to grow bigger ones.
The program will also remove any overabundant services.
President Barack Obama's heavily criticized debate performance last week was the result of an overabundance of civility, the Democratic incumbent said in a radio interview Wednesday.
I'll admit to a severe overabundance of salad dressing.
An argument over whether wolves should be returned to Rocky Mountain National Park to reduce an overabundance of elk is moving to a federal appeals court.
This is particularly true in the United States, where widespread use of hydraulic fracturing -- or fracking -- has led to an overabundance of natural gas and pushed prices to 10-year lows.
An antidote to the overabundance of River Walk chain restaurants.

In science:

CNO/Fe are as in the Galactic disk, with subsolar metallicity, but Si and Ni are relatively overabundant and the composition cannot be represented by any combination of conventional SNIa and SNII.
Summary Talk
Since the production of strangeness occurs predominantly in thermal gluon fusion gg → s¯s, see section 3, the overabundant presence of strangeness in high energy relativistic reactions can be on theoretical grounds linked to presence of thermal gluons, and thus to QGP.
Strangeness and Quark Gluon Plasma
Thus, the overabundance of Eu is not likely to be caused by an s-process contribution for the metal-rich Sgr stars, since their [La/Eu] ratios are approximately 0.
Detailed Composition of Starts in Dwarf Spheroidal Galaxies
There are also systematic trends with electron temperature, with Fe tending to be overabundant with respect to the average de fined by the h ottest clusters, for clusters with ICM temperatures 2 keV < kT < 4 keV, and underabundant for kT < 2 keV.
Chemical Composition of the Intracluster Medium
Alternatively, the Si overabundance could be explained if the number of massive SN II progenitor stars were approximately twice what a standard IMF predicts; but, in this case the S, Ar, Ca, and, perhaps, Fe yields require ad hoc reduction to avoid their overproduction.
Chemical Composition of the Intracluster Medium