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1. Abundant; copious: plenteous crops. See Synonyms at plentiful.
2. Archaic Producing or yielding in abundance: plentiful land.

[Middle English, alteration of plentivous, from Old French plentiveus, from plentif, from plente, plenty; see plenty.]

plen′te·ous·ly adv.
plen′te·ous·ness n.
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Noun1.plenteousness - a full supply; "there was plenty of food for everyone"
abundance, copiousness, teemingness - the property of a more than adequate quantity or supply; "an age of abundance"


Prosperity and a sufficiency of life's necessities:
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In God there is no hunger that needs to be filled, only plenteousness that desires to give.
Peace be within thy walls: and plenteousness within thy palaces.
The plenteousness and the summeriness work against death's negations, the negativity of all the entombings going on: the girl in her tomb, wreathed (wrapped) in the memorial wreaths of death, and, of course, entombed as it were in her portrait and in this poem.