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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Abound, v. Also: abounde, abownd, abonde. [ME. abounde, abunde (14th c.), OF. abunder, L. abundāre. See also Habound and Abund, vbs.] intr. To abound, be plentiful, etc.c1420 Wynt. i. 107 (a place abowndande in all delyte); vii. Prol. 18 (abowndis). ?1438 Alex. i. 34 (of mair stoir aboundand). c1475 Wall. v. 188 (the blast aboundyt mekill mayr). a1500 Henr. Annunc. 20 (brichtnes aboundis). 1513 Doug. iii. iv. 17 (the vile belleis aboundis of fen). c1552 Lynd. Mon. 1218 (quhen peple greitly did abound). c1568 Lauder Minor P. v. 11 (Samson that in to strenth aboundit). 1657 Balfour Ann. I. 12 (K. Dauid aboundit in piety).

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