Talk:plenary

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Comparative/Superlative forms?[edit]

It would really help to have an example sentence for the comparative form -- is it idiomatic like "more complete" is, or is it just rarely used? Scott Ritchie 22:56, 2 July 2009 (UTC)

I don't know, but here's some examples from Literature (a bit late I know):
"A more plenary answer there cannot be to those who suppose that Casuistry is evaded by evading books of Casuistry." Theological Essays and Other Papers v1 by Thomas de Quincey
"In addition to the command of all the military force in the country in a more plenary form than that in which he had before possessed it, he was now intrusted with the superintendence and direction of large portions of the domestic and of all the foreign concerns of a great people just taking their position in the family of nations." Inquiry Into the Origin and Course of Political Parties in the United States, Martin Van Buren
"...she was the mistress of the pantry, which was intrusted to her with most plenary powers, and my father was always undertaking pillaging expeditions against it ..." EXTRACTS FROM "MY CHILDHOOD YEARS" (1894) By THEODOR FONTANE. TRANSLATED BY WILLIAM A. COOPER, A.M.
Pengo 03:37, 18 January 2012 (UTC)