• WordNet 3.6
    • adj overabundant excessively abundant
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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:

The World, a paper out of Coos Bay, reports that "An overabundance of confiscated marijuana, combined with poor ventilation, has left the county courthouse smelling a little wacky this spring".
One-child policy led to overabundance of males in society.
Officials say a fire alarm that went off at a Connecticut high school was activated by a student's "overabundance" of body spray in a locker room.
The ecosystem of the Chesapeake Bay is under stress, primarily because of an overabundance of nutrients flowing into it from its rivers, streams and estuaries.
The program will also remove any overabundant services.
I don't expect this one to be any different — Republicans will bemoan the overabundance of Democrats in the samples, while Democrats will claim that the polls under-sample minorities.
Deficiencies, overabundance can affect metabolism , memory.
Biologists say a variety of natural forces have combined to produce an overabundance of squirrels throughout Vermont and some adjoining states, devastating at least some apple orchards.
BX is a great place to organize the overabundance of content on the Web.
There seems to be an overabundance of celebrities that make the wrong choices and end up in trouble or worse.
Students traditionally greet snow days with cheers, but an overabundance of weather-related school cancellations means many now are watching summer recess drift farther away.
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.

In science:

The shape of the λ4262˚A feature varies from one Tc-poor star to another, depending on the s-process overabundance level, which is in turn a function of the amount of accreted matter by these binary S stars.
The Henize sample of S stars. I. The technetium dichotomy
However, these dwarfs were selected as having an overabundance of H I.
Gas Rich Dwarfs from the PSS-II III. HI Profiles and Dynamical Masses
However, according to Villamariz and Herrero (1999) this effect cannot explain all the observed overabundances, especially for the earlier types.
Stellar Evolution with Rotation V: Changes in all the Outputs of Massive Star Models
These studies seem to agree that the multiplicity of the low-mass stars in the ONC is consistent with that in the general field, i.e. there is no evidence for an overabundance of multiple systems as has been found for the low-mass pre-main sequence stars in the Taurus region (c.f.
Multiplicity of massive stars
The sample of clusters from the LMC is overabundant in very young (< 10 Myr) and old (> 400 Myr) clusters, and underabundant in clusters having ages in the range from 80 to 15 Myr with respect to the studied sample of clusters from the SMC.
The Optical Gravitational Lensing Experiment. Ages of about 600 Star Clusters from the LMC