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[postpositive] In abundance.‘there are going to be disasters aplenty in the garden’
in abundance, in profusion, galore, in large quantities, in large numbers, by the dozeneverywhere, all overto sparea gogo, by the truckload, by the shedloadView synonyms
- ‘From looking at their performance in other competitions it appears as if there is talent aplenty in the area.’
- ‘It was a little slow getting started, but by the second act there was political satire and plain silliness aplenty.’
- ‘However, finals are never easy and this one is no different, as there are dangers aplenty.’
- ‘He has faced upheavals aplenty in his life.’
- ‘There was effort aplenty but little of beauty to colour the humdrum.’
- ‘No doubt Dan and David will both publish pictures aplenty in due course.’
- ‘The game had more of a cup-tie atmosphere to it than an actual league match and it produced thrills and spills aplenty.’
- ‘They did have the horrible, driving wind and rain in their faces but that couldn't account for all the missed tackles and gaps aplenty.’
- ‘There are jobs aplenty and even the commodity prices are looking up.’
- ‘Here there are gift shops aplenty, but also fantastic courtyards and balconies overflowing with flowers.’
- ‘A brief grapple ensued, pushing and shoving aplenty all round, and I duly broke free, uninjured and unrobbed.’
- ‘I assume they'll also have newspapers aplenty in the main libraries and possibly even in departments.’
- ‘The stock markets are not the only indicators of economic health, of course, but there was bad news aplenty elsewhere last week.’
- ‘As with all of his novels, it's tightly plotted, extremely well written, with twists and turns aplenty.’
- ‘There are stories aplenty about his kindness in helping a lot of people from all corners of India.’
- ‘However, one thing is certain, there is unsettled weather aplenty ahead.’
- ‘With colourful puppets, audience interaction and songs aplenty, this is ideal for children aged three and over.’
- ‘Flags adorned every car, gate post and tractor and bunting aplenty created a carnival atmosphere.’
- ‘Mind you, she has practice aplenty in detecting odd behaviour.’
- ‘Hyperactive cameras and flashing lights aplenty to give the impression that this is all very exciting.’
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