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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
v.
To be brimming with something plentiful: The lake by the cabin abounds with fish.The quaint villa abounded with charm.
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1 : to be plentiful : teem <Salmon abound in the river.>
The articles on Inferno 5, 10, 18, 23, and 30 abound in lengthy parenthetical asides, poorly explained textual juxtapositions, incomplete arguments, and pedantic jokes.
"At a time when the Upper East Side north of 96th Street is undergoing gentrification, as new residential and retail development abounds, this is an excellent opportunity to develop a substantial corner site, which offers fabulous views, parking and easy access to all modes of transportation," said Ms.
A plethora of women, children, and suspicious characters abounds; there are so many, it is hard to keep them all sorted out.
This sumptuously illustrated, elegantly designed history of the organization's first two decades is a bit short on text, but the book abounds in visual allure.
Even in the midst of his sin, however, God's grace abounds, and Greene's fractured priest becomes the broken and blessed body of Christ.
More than a third of the country's entire economy consists of trade with its northern neighbor, and talk abounds of one day even adopting the dollar as official currency.
Daniels sings with a bold, thrusting, masculine sonority and ripples nonchalantly through the roller-coaster roulades in which the 18th-century music abounds. In addition to showing off, the singer transforms his falsetto into an instrument that in this anthology encompasses the time-honored emotions of rage, regret, and de, sire.
"Peeps" is short for parasite positive, the "preferred" term for modern vampires because, yes, vampirism is the result of parasitic infection, with which the world abounds (as Westerfeld happily details in quirky but factual even-numbered chapters).
The area abounds with landmark restaurants, ethnic food shops, cultural and educational institutions.
Small-town drama abounds, but the story is engrossing and the narration skillful.
The book abounds with useless advice, like how to get into the Encyclopedia, with the two best routes being to go to the Arctic and discover something or becoming a mistress to royalty, but it is all amusing.
Though speculation abounds that 25 Broad Street will be converted from rental units to condos, Swig said that he hadn't yet decided to part with the current configuration.
Humor abounds, with good-natured jabs at organized religion, naval bureaucracy, and stilted Victorian mores.
In general, Parks noted that he is pretty pessimistic about the real estate market in the short-term, since sublease space still abounds and buyers are pickier about asset value and placement value of available properties.