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Abounded Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Abound \A*bound"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Abounded; p. pr. & vb. n. Abounding.] [OE. abounden, F. abonder, fr. L. abundare to overflow, abound; ab + unda wave. Cf. Undulate.]
  1. To be in great plenty; to be very prevalent; to be plentiful. The wild boar which abounds in some parts of the continent of Europe. --Chambers. Where sin abounded grace did much more abound. --Rom. v. 20.
  2. To be copiously supplied; -- followed by in or with. To abound in, to possess in such abundance as to be characterized by. To abound with, to be filled with; to possess in great numbers. Men abounding in natural courage. --Macaulay. A faithful man shall abound with blessings. --Prov. xxviii. 20. It abounds with cabinets of curiosities. --Addison.

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