Definitions for plethoraˈplɛθ ər ə
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overplus, plethora, superfluity, embarrassment(noun)
"an embarrassment of riches"
An excessive amount or number; an abundance.
The menu offers a plethora of cuisines from around the world.
An excess of red blood cells or bodily humours.
overfullness; especially, excessive fullness of the blood vessels; repletion; that state of the blood vessels or of the system when the blood exceeds a healthy standard in quantity; hyperaemia; -- opposed to anaemia
state of being overfull; excess; superabundance
Origin: [NL., fr. Gr. , fr. to be or become full. Cf. Pleonasm.]
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Eric Holder was in Paris, and maybe John Kerry should have gone, or somebody else, there's a plethora of people they could have sent. I think in hindsight I hope that they would have done it differently.
The cost is enormous, the data shows that homework over this level is not only not beneficial to children's grades or GPA, but there's really a plethora of evidence that it's detrimental to their attitude about school, their grades, their self-confidence, their social skills and their quality of life.
This is based obviously on our numbers dramatically growing, but even more due to the willingness of many individuals to speak out -- to question basic fundamental biases like the check-one-box-only ethnicity questionnaire that we simply can't fill out honestly, to address a lack of accurate media representation amidst a plethora of stereotype, to be bold enough to insist on defining oneself rather than have others outside do it for you.
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