One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Be very or too abundant.‘the capitalists do not need to combine when labour superabounds’
be plentiful, be abundant, be numerous, proliferate, thrive, flourish, be thick on the groundView synonyms
- ‘It originated in the Stone Age when man, trying to find shelter from the superabounding beasts, lived in caves.’
- ‘Earth abounded and superabounded in this kind of merchandise, and men knew not its value.’
- ‘The superabounding grace of God is demonstrated in the follower of Christ.’
- ‘At the same time, while grace superabounds wherever sin abounds, the believer is not to treat the matter lightly; for sin is a serious matter even when committed in ignorance.’
- ‘Although grace superabounds where sin abounds, that is no reason why we should wilfully pile up the sin.’
Late Middle English (in the sense ‘be more abundant’): from late Latin superabundare (see super-, abound).
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