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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ But the important consideration was that life should recover its plenitude, its normal contented turgidity.
▪ Jugs were full of flowers from the garden where summer had revealed a plenitude of roses and lilies.
▪ Not all such performances are inspiring, however, and a plenitude of decibels does not compensate for lack of quality.
▪ Only to St Peter had the plenitude of power thus been given.
▪ So far, however, there is little encouraging information about the materials' plenitude or availability around the world.
▪ Some sixty years later, Zenas Leonard would also find himself overcome by California plenitude.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Plenitude \Plen"i*tude\, n. [L. plenitudo, fr. plenus full; cf. F. plenitude.]

  1. The quality or state of being full or complete; fullness; completeness; abundance; as, the plenitude of space or power.

  2. Animal fullness; repletion; plethora. [Obs.]

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

early 15c., from Old French plenitude and directly from Latin plenitudinem (nominative plenitudo) "abundance, completeness, fullness," from plenus "complete, full" (see plenary).


n. 1 fullness; completeness. (from 15th c.) 2 An abundance; a full supply. (from 17th c.) 3 (context heraldry English) fullness (of the moon). (from 19th c.)


n. a full supply; "there was plenty of food for everyone" [syn: plenty, plentifulness, plenteousness, plentitude]

Plenitude (magazine)

Plenitude is a Canadian literary magazine. Launched in 2012 by editor Andrea Routley as a platform for new work by LGBT writers, it originally published biannually in electronic format for distribution on e-readers and tablets; in early 2014, the magazine announced that it was also launching a conventional print run. As of 2015, however, the magazine no longer publishes paid issues in either format, but instead publishes all new content directly to its website.

Routley, a creative writing student at the University of Victoria, launched the magazine as a self-directed study project within her academic coursework. In addition to Routley, the magazine's editorial staff includes poetry editor Aysia Law and film and video curator Dorothy June Fraser, while advisory board members include John Barton, Maureen Bradley, L. Chris Fox, Sara Graefe and Arleen Paré.

According to Routley, the magazine's goal is to provide a venue for innovative and unapologetically queer writing:

Two pieces first published in the magazine, by Matthew R. Loney and Peter Knegt, were selected for inclusion in Lethe Press' anthology Best Gay Stories 2013.

Usage examples of "plenitude".

In other words, Aristotle understood very well and very accurately the Perfect One as the Good, but not at all the manifestation of that One as Goodness or creative Plenitude.

By the righteousness of God, the True One, the testimony shown forth by His Remembrance is like unto a sun which the hand of the merciful Lord hath raised high in the midmost heart of the heaven, wherefrom it shineth in the plenitude of its meridian splendour.

If he has trod on so many ploughshares without having seen Varallo, what might he not have achieved in the plenitude of a taste which has been cultivated in every respect save that of not pretending to know more than one does know, if he had actually been there, and seen some one or two of the statues themselves?

It seemed to me that Babette and I, in the mass and variety of our purchases, in the sheer plenitude those crowded bags suggested, the weight and size and number, the familiar package designs and vivid lettering, the giant sizes, the family bargain packs with Day-Glo sale stickers, in the sense of replenishment we felt, the sense of well-being, the security and contentment these products brought to some snug home in our soulsit seemed we had achieved a fullness of being that is not known to people who need less, expect less, who plan their lives around lonely walks in the evening.

But he did not often try to stand, for staying on his feet in the springless conveyance as it bounced and jounced from rut to rock to pothole along the ill-tended track was an effort foredoomed to failure, even given a plenitude of thick, stout oaken bars to which to cling.

She no longer had aurei for luxuries, let alone a plenitude of denarii for the barest of essentials.

Plenitude of Yod, the name of the letter spelled is Yod, Vau, Daleth, 792-l.

But when the prince descends to the narrow and peevish character of a disputant, he is easily provoked to supply the defect of argument by the plenitude of power, and to chastise without mercy the perverse blindness of those who willfully shut their eyes against the light of demonstration.

The union with Poros, Possession, is designed to show that Matter does not attain to Reality, to Plenitude, but to some bare sufficiency--in point of fact to imaging skill.

The Pope has the plenitude of power in the Church, in virtue of which he can commit to certain lower orders things that belong to the higher orders: thus he allows priests to confer minor orders, which belong to the episcopal power.

It was now for more than the middle span of our allotted years that he had passed through the thousand vicissitudes of existence and, being of a wary ascendancy and self a man of rare forecast, he had enjoined his heart to repress all motions of a rising choler and, by intercepting them with the readiest precaution, foster within his breast that plenitude of sufferance which base minds jeer at, rash judgers scorn and all find tolerable and but tolerable.

The trail maintainers in Maine have a certain hale devotion to seeking out the rockiest climbs and most forbidding slopes, and of these Maine has a breathtaking plenitude.

As these two classes of relations and interests, rights and duties, though distinguishable, are really inseparable in nature, it follows that the two governments are essential to the existence of a complete government, or to the existence of a real government in its plenitude and integrity.

I mentioned in chapter 1, that the Great Chain theorists all subscribed to three interrelated notions: plenitude, continuity, and gradation.

On our side we obeyed another law of political economy: We clung to our property with unrelaxing tenacity, made the best use of it in our intercourse with our fellows, and only gave it up after our release and entry into a land where the plenitude of cooking utensils of superior construction made ours valueless.