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1[predicative] Filled or well-supplied with something:‘sensational popular fiction, replete with adultery and sudden death’
filled, full, well stocked, well supplied, well provided, crammed, crowded, packed, jammed, stuffed, teeming, overflowing, bursting, brimful, brimming, loaded, overloaded, thick, solid, charged, aboundingView synonyms
- ‘How greatly his painting changed in Venice, replete with the pictures of Titian and Tintoretto, may be seen on entering the National Gallery exhibition, which starts with two of his Cretan icons.’
- ‘The combination of the flood of people hitting the pit, and the absence of a barrier, resulted in an insane dance floor, replete with gratuitous crowd surfing and lost brain cells aplenty.’
- ‘Her palette grew more complex and sophisticated - replete with lavenders, juicy oranges, translucent celadons, glowing viridians, wine reds and a range of blues from deep ultramarine to pale sky.’
- ‘We went out to take some photographs in a marble courtyard replete with shrubbery and elephantine urns where uninterested figures dined al fresco.’
- ‘All come replete with the usual back-of-an-envelope plots, cheap-and-nasty special effects and Arkoff and Nicholson's secret weapon: teenagers.’
- ‘It is full of moral speechifying and erudite detail and has a convoluted plot replete with melodramatic deaths and wonderful recoveries and coincidences.’
- ‘The same rock solid gameplay, replete with superb control and surprisingly deep levels, is back.’
- ‘New York politics is replete with ironies, but perhaps the choicest in the past decade was the crusade to teach the city good manners waged by a mayor who was virtually incapable of practicing them himself.’
- ‘I couldn't really figure out what Kevin did, besides drive some cars and get tied up at Stifler's impromptu bachelor party, replete with strippers and the bride's parents bursting in.’
- ‘This at least provided welcome income for a gaggle of fading celebrities to promote, replete with numerous amusing errors, their own favourite historical characters along with their own careers.’
- ‘The history of art and particularly photography is replete with individuals who have found success in a style or subject matter from which they rarely varied.’
- ‘While this book reflects a fascination with how things work, it also is a memoir, replete with subjective, idiosyncratic and deeply nostalgic associations.’
- ‘What's documented here is that personal warfare, replete with bursting explosions and a splattering of machine-gun notes.’
- ‘Zelenka's music is always very pleasant and one must take particular notice of his exquisite ‘Salve Regina’, a truly exquisite work that is brimful and replete with melodies and fugal counterpoint.’
- ‘Certainly, the overall demeanor of the exhibit resembled an ornate baroque cathedral, large and magnificent, replete with technological splendors.’
- ‘Debates about the relation between literature and cultural studies are replete with complaints about elitism and charges that studying popular culture will bring the death of literature.’
- ‘Fry's music is replete with opportunities for first-chair musicians, even down to the double-bassist, to show their wares, and the Scottish musicians respond without condescension.’
- ‘The show is replete with simple, haunting images, and an evocative score pervades the physical action.’
- ‘The 12 inch came replete with a four track CD that screamed ‘SHARE ME’.’
- ‘Her works are replete with objects teeming with personal histories and memories that also act as media to convey universal ideas.’
- 1.1 Very full of or sated by food:‘I went out into the sun-drenched streets again, replete and relaxed’
well fed, sated, satiated, full, full up, full to bursting, satisfiedView synonyms
- ‘The full effects of public repleteness are not yet known, but new studies show that it can lead not only to sort-of sleepiness and lethargy but also to slight nausea and, in a majority of subjects, not being able to eat another thing.’
Late Middle English: from Old French replet(e) or Latin repletus filled up, past participle of replere, from re- back, again + plere fill.
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