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From Middle English abundauntly, habundauntly, from Middle English abundaunt, habundaunt + -ly (in a specified manner).[1] Equivalent to abundant +‎ -ly.

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abundantly (comparative more abundantly, superlative most abundantly)

  1. In an abundant manner; in a sufficient degree; fully; amply; plentifully; in large measure. [First attested around 1350 to 1470.][2]
    • Genesis, I, 20
      And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven.
    • 1905, James Geikie, Structural and Field Geology: For Students of Pure and Applied Science
      When strata are so unsymmetrically and abundantly folded that it becomes difficult or impossible to trace out the individual flexures and crumplings — the whole forming an irregular complex of folds — they are said to be contorted []
    • 2012 May 26, Phil McNulty, “Norway 0-1 England”, in BBC Sport[1]:
      Hodgson also has Wayne Rooney to call on once he has served a two-match suspension at the start of the tournament - and it is abundantly clear England will rely as heavily as ever on his ability to shape the outcome of important games.
  2. Extremely. (Can we add an example for this sense?)

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  1. ^ Philip Babcock Gove (editor), Webster's Third International Dictionary of the English Language, Unabridged (G. & C. Merriam Co., 1976 [1909], ISBN 0-87779-101-5), page 8
  2. ^ “abundantly” in Lesley Brown, editor-in-chief; William R. Trumble and Angus Stevenson, editors, The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles, 5th edition, Oxford; New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, 2002, ISBN 978-0-19-860457-0, page 10.