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Haboundance, n. Also: haboundans, -aunce, habowndance, -ans. [e.m.E. and ME. haboundance (15th c.).] = Habundance n.(1) c1400 Troy-bk. I. 247.
For thai woddys warnyst were In-to haboundance of wylde dere
c1420 Wynt. i. 955.
In it [Egypt] is all kyn habowndans That gaynand is tyll mannys substans
Ib. 960.
Off wyne, of wax, off oyle and qwhete, … Thare is habowndance and plente
1456 Hay II. 134/13.
Quhen thare is our mekle haboundaunce of humouris that fillis the stomak
c1420 Ratis R. 678.
The gret habowndans of riches
c1460 Thewis Wysmen 33.
To del gold in haboundans To folk
a1500 Henr. Fab. 377 (A).
Gret haboundans and blynd prosperite Oft tymes makis ane evill conclusioun
1528 Lynd. Dreme 818.
The haboundance of fyschis in our seis
1531 Bell. Boece II. 63.
With sic haboundance of blud, that all the stretis wer repleite thairof
(2) c1420 Wynt. iv. 1976.
[The man] Owtward hawand sufficians, And inward wertuws habowndans
1452 Maxwell Mem. 171.
For the maire haboundance of lawte
1456 Hay II. 85/18.
Thus be thir lytill thingis … thou may come to … haboundaunce of charitee
a1499 Contempl. Sinn. 940.
Victorious tryvmphe of wertuose haboundans
1558 Q. Kennedy Tractive 149.
That haboundance of prayer … dois gret help to all Christiane men
1572-5 Diurn. Occurr. 104.
Efter dansing and playing in haboundance, the saidis lordis … depairtit

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