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See also: replète
- 1730, Jonathan Swift, The Pheasant and the Lark:
- A peacock reign'd, whose glorious sway
His subjects with delight obey:
His tail was beauteous to behold,
Replete with goodly eyes and gold.
- 1759, Samuel Johnson, “chapter 12”, in Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia:
- I am less unhappy than the rest, because I have a mind replete with images.
- 1916, Elbert Hubbard, “Seneca”, in Little Journeys: Volume 8—Great Philosophers:
- History is replete with instances of great men ruled by their barbers.
- 2021 June 22, Nicholas Fandos, “Republicans Block Voting Rights Bill, Dealing Blow to Biden and Democrats”, in The New York Times:
- Liberal activists promised a well-funded summertime blitz, replete with home-state rallies and million-dollar ad campaigns, to try to ramp up pressure on a handful of Senate Democrats opposed to changing the rules.
- Gorged, filled to near the point of bursting, especially with food or drink.
- 1901, Bret Harte, “Three Vagabonds of Trinidad”, in Under the Redwoods:
- And what an afternoon! To lie, after this feast, on their bellies in the grass, replete like animals […]
- 1913, Jack London, “chapter15”, in The Valley of the Moon:
- In the evening, replete with deer meat, resting on his elbow and smoking his after-supper cigarette, he said […]
filled to bursting
replete (plural repletes)
- A honeypot ant.