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abound in

To be abundant or plentiful with. In the spring, the fields abound in blooming tulips.
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abound with

To be abundant or plentiful with. The world abounds with criminals and scam artists looking to take advantage of unsuspecting victims. In the spring, the fields abound with blooming tulips.
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scatter around

1. To strew, distribute, or disperse things all around (some place), especially in a haphazard or aimless manner. A noun or pronoun can be used between "scatter" and "around." I leaped into the pile of leaves and scattered them around. The cat jumped onto my desk and scattered around all my important documents. I scattered my grandmother's ashes around the field, as she instructed in her will.
2. To separate and distribute rays of light in many different directions. A noun or pronoun can be used between "scatter" and "around." The crystal scatters the sunlight around in a myriad of colors. The gems in the cave scattered around the light from the flashlight.
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abound in something

to be rich and abundant in something; to have plenty of something. (A bit formal.) The entire area abounds in game and fish.
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abound with someone or something

to be plentiful with particular persons, other living beings, or objects. The world abounds with talented people who are too shy to develop their talents.
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abound with

or abound in
To be brimming with something plentiful: The lake by the cabin abounds with fish.The quaint villa abounded with charm.
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This plant will generate operational data on different technology performance in Indian weather conditions as this 1MW plant uses 620KW of Thin Film based on Abound modules and 380KW of crystalline silicon with single-axis tracking technology" said Venkat Rajaraman, CEO of Solarsis.
We have moved into commercial production, which allows us to keep pace with demand from our customers as the market expands," said Pascal Noronha, CEO of Abound Solar.
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The choice of Australia as the meeting site was most appropriate, in that the country has both a modern society with first-rate healthcare and an ancient culture in which serious health problems abound, including significant otologic disease.
Wells Tower, a subsidized housing development in Harlem, is the site of mounting tensions between long-time residents and the relentless creep of gentrification as rumors abound that developers are eyeing the property.
From professional sports to individual outdoor activities, opportunities abound in the nearby Cascade Mountains or on the waters of Puget Sound where island hopping is a favorite pastime.
These pieces abound with teaching potential, both musical and technical.
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Networking opportunities abound with the social program, which includes a Cocktail Reception for Symposium participants Sunday evening, May 25th, a Welcome Reception in the Oslo City Hall, the world-famous building where the renowned Nobel prize is presented, Monday evening the 26th; and the Exhibitors' Evening Party under the motto "Tastes and tales from the North.
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