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  • n  extreme excess

  • Country dwellers who have a superfluity of cold in winter and a dearth of ice in summer can build themselves a year-round refrigerator.
  • Emperor Yoshihito was much touched at the superfluity of illumination that the Temple had sent him.
  • Bothered by a superfluity of spectators, Ely Culbertson ordered the room cleared, announced that all the cards useda fresh deck for each handwould be auctioned for charity.
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  • Moët & Chandon Finally Introduces Champagne Vending Machine
    Please don't try to tell us you had one of these in high school. Because the holidays are all about alcohol and superfluity, Moët & Chandon is selling tiny bottles of Champagne from a vending machine in the Christmas section of department store Selfridges in England. All this really needs is a bin of bendy straws and a companion caviar ATM (or, at the very least, a Chinese French-fry robot ) set ...
    Nov. 20, 2013 - New York Magazine

  • St Ambrose in Times Online
    What I saw in her life was an alert to superfluity, a demonstration of the ancient and universal wisdom of controlling material desires by enhancing the life of one's heart and mind, the grand goal of every major religion and spiritual path ever... William Least Heat-Moon Alamogordo Daily News Nov 27, 2008 96616 128145 superfluity In Vegetables for Victory, Ambrose Heath, the cookery writer who spent the war churning out books like flapjacks, asks: How long will it take us to realise the superfluity of the meat and to dine, even in times of plenty, on a vegetable dish...
  • John Sutherland in
    As Prof Sutherland said: "For the first time ever we have a superfluity of books. We need directional aids."

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