repleteness


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re·plete

 (rĭ-plēt′)
adj.
1. Abundantly supplied; abounding: a stream replete with trout; an apartment replete with Empire furniture.
2. Filled to satiation; gorged.
3. Usage Problem Complete: a computer system replete with color monitor, printer, and software.
n.
A specialized worker in a honey ant colony that stores food in its distensible abdomen for later use by other members of the colony.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin replētus, past participle of replēre, to refill : re-, re- + plēre, to fill; see pelə- in Indo-European roots.]

re·plete′ness n.
Usage Note: Replete means "abundantly supplied" and is not generally accepted as a synonym for complete.
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Uncle Pete leaned his body back, assuming an air of Roman repleteness.
The shot of the trees, so to speak, reflects and even symbolizes impulse that dies off, yet the repleteness of the image introduces effets du reel--the greenness of the oaks, the summeriness of the summer--that have no role in its symbolism.
By trying to see fairies, and learning to wait for them, to "let them be in their repleteness," (2) it may become possible to understand, in a way that finally eludes determination, the debt out knowledge of phenomena owes to what escapes knowing in the narrow sense.
In a similar, if seemingly antithetical way, the holistic repleteness of images keeps us from perceiving their conceptual order.