What does the word plethora mean?

Usage examples for plethora

  1. Her sigh over this plethora of good fortune was interrupted by a knocking at the door, and the mothers trooped in, their clothes dripping pools of water on the sanded lime- ash. – The Delectable Duchy by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  2. The rapid, breathless blank verse, the crowding rush of simile and illustration, and the positive plethora of meaning, more often glanced and hinted at than fully worked out, were as noteworthy as before in kind, and as much more so in degree as in scale. – A History of Nineteenth Century Literature (1780-1895) by George Saintsbury
  3. Of wit and of imagination he has almost a plethora: they crowd this book, and all his books, from end to end. – Adventures in Criticism by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
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