plenitude

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n plenitude a full supply "there was plenty of food for everyone"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Plenitude Animal fullness; repletion; plethora.
    • Plenitude The quality or state of being full or complete; fullness; completeness; abundance; as, the plenitude of space or power.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n plenitude Fullness; abundance; completeness.
    • n plenitude Repletion; animal fullness; plethora.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Plenitude fullness: completeness: repletion
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Quotations

  • Gaston Bachelard
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    “Reverie is not a mind vacuum. It is rather the gift of an hour which knows the plenitude of the soul.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. plenitudo, fr. plenus, full; cf. F. plenitude,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Low L. plenarius—L. ple-nus, full—plēre, to fill.

Usage

In literature:

His spirit of conciliation, often exercised in the plenitude of power, prolonged his reign.
"A Modern History, From the Time of Luther to the Fall of Napoleon" by John Lord
For most, however, there was minor luxury, and a plenitude of necessities.
"Final Weapon" by Everett B. Cole
He had seemed before to be enjoying the plenitude of royal favour.
"Sir Walter Ralegh" by William Stebbing
Incapable of terrestrial happiness, we by this union attain to spiritual plenitude.
"The Temptation of St. Antony" by Gustave Flaubert
The hearts that throbbed behind that quaint attire Burned with a plenitude of essential fire.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson, Volume XV" by Robert Louis Stevenson
The people transferred to the Emperor the plenitude of their own sovereignty.
"The History of Freedom" by John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton
The rein provokes into action the plenitude of life that else lies unused.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 57, No. 353, March 1845" by Various
But, out of the plenitude of his experience he had found it a policy that paid.
"The White Hand and the Black" by Bertram Mitford
And in the feeling of plenitude which was at last felt, they found their reward.
"My Kalulu, Prince, King and Slave" by Henry M. Stanley
Canonization is the solemn and definitive act by which the pope decrees the plenitude of public honours.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 2" by Various
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In poetry:

O let me spend my little hour
In all the calm that Nature gives—
Profuse in plenitude of dower
Where each mute being lives.
"One Star Alone" by Alexander Anderson
Come then, ye sinners, to your Lord,
In Christ to paradise restored;
His proffered benefits embrace,
The plenitude of gospel grace:
"Sinners, Obey the Gospel-Word!" by Charles Wesley
"Ascend," she said, "to thy fair palace towers;
Share thou their plenitude!
Thus shalt thou gather with thy growing powers
Joy to infinitude.
"The Warder" by Annie Adams Fields
Nor in divinity do you go less;
You think, and you profess,
That souls may have a plenitude of joy,
Although their bodies meet not to employ.
"If you refuse me once, and think again" by John Suckling
The heart has needs beyond the head,
And, starving in the plenitude
Of strange gifts, craves its common food,--
Our human nature's daily bread.
"To James T. Fields" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Adam. O my beloved companion,
Support my existence,
My glory and my power,
Flesh of my flesh, and of my bone the bone,
Behold I clasp thy bosom
In plenitude of pure and hallowed love.
"Adam: A Sacred Drama. Act 1. " by William Cowper

In news:

It was a vision of unexpected plenitude.
Chalk it up to a plenitude of wild pecans and the industriousness of Mexican immigrants.
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In science:

Due to the sociological legacy, these are called communities, but can comprise of researchers, websites, genes or transcription factors alike. A plenitude of methods have been devised to find such communities, and a plenitude of definitions have been conceived to tell what it is that we really look for.
Maximal entropy random walk in community finding
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