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Date: 1400-1500
Language: French
Origin: Latin amplus

ample

adjective
     
am‧ple
1 more than enough [= sufficient; ≠ insufficient]
ample time/evidence/opportunity
You'll have ample time for questions later.
There is ample evidence that climate patterns are changing.
ample room/space etc
She found ample room for her things in the wardrobe.
2 literary large in a way that is attractive or pleasant:
an ample bosom
amply adverb:
Recent US history has amply demonstrated the risks of foreign intervention.

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