abound in


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Verb1.abound in - exist in large quantityabound in - exist in large quantity    
occur - to be found to exist; "sexism occurs in many workplaces"; "precious stones occur in a large area in Brazil"
References in classic literature ?
They abound in Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, and Indiana.
The Cat replied, "Although you abound in specious apologies, I shall not remain supperless"; and he made a meal of him.
The wise and virtuous HOUYHNHNMS, who abound in all excellences that can adorn a rational creature, have no name for this vice in their language, which has no terms to express any thing that is evil, except those whereby they describe the detestable qualities of their YAHOOS, among which they were not able to distinguish this of pride, for want of thoroughly understanding human nature, as it shows itself in other countries where that animal presides.