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- (archaic) copiously; plentifully; in abundance.
1919, Nixon Waterman, The Girl Wanted:
- He who is plenteously provided for from within, needs but little from without.
1831, Ludwig Tieck, The Old Man of the Mountain, The Lovecharm and Pietro of Abano:
- The old woman ate greedily, and drank still more plenteously of the sweet wine.
1838, J. Endell Tyler, Henry of Monmouth, Volume 2:
- My liege Lord, my full trust is that ye will have consideration, though that my person be of no value, your high goodness, where God hath set you in so high estate to every liege man that to you longeth plenteously to give grace, that you like to accept this mine simple request for the love of Our Lady and the blissful Holy Ghost, to whom I pray that they might your heart induce to all pity and grace for their high goodness.
1742, Samuel Johnson, The Works of Samuel Johnson, Vol. 6:
- What was the effect of his widow's dedication to Cecil, is not known: it may be hoped that Ascham's works obtained for his family, after his decease, that support which he did not, in his life, very plenteously procure them.