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1‘we live in times of plenty’
prosperity, affluence, wealth, opulence, comfort, well-being, luxury
plentifulness, abundance, fruitfulness, profusion
1‘there are plenty of books available on the subject’
a lot of, many, a great deal of, a good deal of, a large amount of, a large number of, a plethora of, quantities of, enough, more than enough, enough and to spare, no lack of, sufficient, a wealth of, a feast of, a cornucopia of
informal loads of, lots of, heaps of, bags of, stacks of, piles of, masses of, tons of, oodles of, oceans of, a raft of, a hatful of, more … than one can shake a stick at
British informal lashings of
North American informal scads of, a slew of, gobs of, gazillions of
NZ Australian informal a swag of
vulgar slang a shitload of, shitloads of
North American vulgar slang assload
archaic a deal of, a mickle of, a peck of
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