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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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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I am pointing out that in Grace Abounding it is affective intensity which grounds Luther's testimony and which helps resolve Bunyan's despair.(22)
Bunyan's allegory reflects a wedding of affective and rationalistic impulses which was not possible for him in Grace Abounding.(35) I would emphasize that we do not see in Grace Abounding such a confident reconciliation between the word and the world precisely because the affective basis of such a reconciliation is itself being worked out in the pages of this autobiography.
"To be born again is to be born of the Word, to be sons of an autogenic Father." Women's social and biological experiences become emblems of the saints' experience of God: "Even her 'breasts' are appropriated as emblems of the nurturing Gospels and the minsters who dispense the 'milk' of the Word." The important point for Bunyan's embrace of this metaphor in Grace Abounding is that the connubial fantasy enables his imaginative resolution of an otherwise "impossible" paradox of self-dividedness as he negotiates this very tension by dividing himself, head from body, flesh from spirit, heaven from earth.(44)
"The John Bunyan who is described in Grace Abounding is a mind and a heart without a body," Mandel writes(46) It is such seeming absence of his body during the torments of Bunyan's conversion which testifies to his need for Luther's "anatomy" of belief.
Bunyan's allegorical extension of the feminine metaphor in his House of the Interpreter is figured in the hermaphroditic pastor who suckles his charges: again, representing an allegorical expression of the personal resolution Bunyan comes to in Grace Abounding. The final extension of this feminine metaphor occurs in Bunyan's construction and, as it were, deconstruction of his Christiana in The Pilgrim's Progress.
"Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners: John Bunyan's Pauline Epistle." Studies in English Literature 21 (1981): 145-60.
"Blasphemy and the Problem of the Self in Grace Abounding." Bunyan Studies: John Bunyan and His Times; 1 (1989): 5-21.
"Bunyan, Luther, and the Struggle with Belatedness in Grace Abounding." University of Toronto Quarterly 50 (1981): 300-13.
Return to the Lord, your God, for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love.