abundance
noun
ADJECTIVE
great, rich, sheer

We were amazed by the sheer abundance of food.

relative
high, low
VERB + ABUNDANCE
have

The country has an abundance of natural resources.

produce, provide
PREPOSITION
in abundance

Mushrooms grew there in great abundance.

Exotic plants are found in abundance.

abundance of

The brochure promised beautiful walks with an abundance of wildlife.


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