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  • And in light of Luke’s newly affluent circumstances, the bank would consider extending a line of credit for any improvements he wanted to make as well.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • Only affluent Baldwin County to the south, with its beautiful Gulf of Mexico beaches, was atypical, with an African American population of just 9 percent.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • Performers came because Imre offered what every artist needs most—an appreciative, affluent audience.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • Even the town had another name, Bedleyville (this my attribution), which was changed sometime in the early 1970s because the town board decided it wasn’t affluent-sounding enough.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life

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  • The next day, up in the more affluent North Division, Jonas Hutchinson was numbed by the spectacle he beheld: "As far as the fire reached, the city is thronged with desperadoes who are plundering and trying to set new fires….
    Jim Murphy  --  The Great Fire
  • That placed them in second, behind a school from a relatively affluent part of East Phoenix.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • About his affluence he was breath-takingly direct.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Chains
  • They lived in Burlingame — affluent, exclusive — took rock-climbing treks in the desert at Moab.
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die
  • The more affluent chased their food with drugstore Coca-Cola in bulb-shaped soda glasses.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird

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  • With its open spaces and relative affluence, it was also soccer country.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • The effect, at least in the short term: a sea of poor and working-class neighborhoods amid islands of affluence.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique’s Journey
  • One day, Mr. Wandati came into the yard wearing a handsome pin-striped suit, one I had never seen on him before, and requested that I drive him to an affluent neighborhood of the city.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • He’d grown up, I learned, in an affluent suburb of Washington, D.C., where he’d excelled academically and had been an elite athlete.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • But his face was unshaven, his clothes disheveled, his name unfamiliar, his address not in an affluent area.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • He was descended from a good family in France, where he had lived for many years in affluence, respected by his superiors and beloved by his equals.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • Everyone agreed that my father, my Baba, had built the most beautiful house in the Wazir Akbar Khan district, a new and affluent neighborhood in the northern part of Kabul.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • There are in affluence a crowd of aristocratic cares and caprices which are highly becoming to beauty.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • I had the happiness to know you in former times, and the Drama has ever had a claim which has ever been acknowledged, on the noble and the affluent.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • Eventually it was converted into Cascia Hall, a private preparatory school for affluent human teenagers.
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Marked
  • On that side the lane was open, and about two hundred paces further on, ran into a street of which it was the affluent.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • In her animal spirits there was an affluence of life and certainty of flow, such as excited my wonder, while it baffled my comprehension.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • Lately a new client group had arisen: affluent women seeking protection from former boyfriends or husbands or from stalkers.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • The road was a sort of boundary between the affluent and the almost affluent, and to live on the lake side of the road was one of the few natural privileges in a town of the prairie-the difference between watching the sun set over cornfields or over water.
    Tim O’Brien  --  The Things They Carried
  • There I met a much more educated and affluent class, older men who brought me into the conversation.
    John Howard Griffin  --  Black Like Me
  • This family, on a Saturday morning in October, began, one by one, to stir out of their dreams of affluence and vengeance into the anonymous misery of their storefront.
    Toni Morrison  --  The Bluest Eye
  • Years later I discovered that the United States had been crossed thousands of times by frightened Black children traveling alone to their newly affluent parents in Northern cities, or back to grandmothers in Southern towns when the urban North reneged on its economic promises.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • The schools surrounding the barrio catered to the affluent whites who lived around Sangra, so they all dropped out.
    Luis J. Rodriguez  --  Always Running
  • He could not fail to notice the signs of affluence and luxury on every hand.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  Sister Carrie
  • IT WAS peopled by letter carriers, firemen and those store owners who were affluent enough not to have to live in the rooms in back of the store.
    Betty Smith  --  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • But the cream of the joke was nothing would get it out of Corley’s head that he was living in affluence and hadn’t a thing to do but hand out the needful.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • I trust you will return from Australia in a position of affluence.
    Oscar Wilde  --  The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • The rest, children of the island’s slightly more affluent, paid fifty cents a lesson.
    Katherine Paterson  --  Jacob Have I Loved
  • There was the known pattern of that life, gradually altered toward comfort as Gilbert’s affluence was felt at that distance.
    Robert Penn Warren  --  All the King’s Men
  • And she looked at him and at his dress as a man of affluence, and at the furniture he had provided for the room—ornate and lavish to her eyes.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Mayor of Casterbridge
  • Hitherto she had accepted their ideals without questioning—their kindly affluence, their inexplosive religion, their dislike of paper-bags, orange-peel, and broken bottles.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Room With A View
  • I will parody them— Blest Knight! whose dictatorial looks dispense To Children affluence, to Rushworth sense.
    Jane Austen  --  Mansfield Park
  • Thus, when he died, at twenty-four (the scene of his decease, Calais, and the cause, brandy), he did not leave his widow, from whom he had been separated soon after the honeymoon, in affluent circumstances.
    Charles Dickens  --  Hard Times
  • Here I am in the middle of a very affluent university, with a lot of comfortable ideas, and I met this nun.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • But for them I knew the Western world and its affluence would remain completely out of reach.
    Li Cunxin  --  Mao’s Last Dancer
  • For three hundred and sixty miles, gentlemen, through the entire breadth of the state of New York; through numerous populous cities and most thriving villages; through long, dismal, uninhabited swamps, and affluent, cultivated fields, unrivalled for fertility; by billiard-room and bar-room; through the holy-of-holies of great forests; on Roman arches over Indian rivers; through sun and shade; by happy hearts or broken; through all the wide contrasting scenery of those noble Mohawk…
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • She doubted the sincerity of this assurance no more than he had doubted it himself, and she thought of it for her daughters’ sake with satisfaction, though as for herself she was persuaded that a much smaller provision than 7000L would support her in affluence.
    Jane Austen  --  Sense and Sensibility
  • Instead it is his knowledge that apart from their affluence, Gerald and Lydia are secure in a way his parents will never be.
    Jhumpa Lahiri  --  The Namesake
  • She’d taken a risk by going for luxury, adding all kinds of fancy accoutrements like heated garages, marble bathrooms, balconies, and high-end appliances, all for the discerning, affluent professional.
    Sarah Dessen  --  The Truth About Forever
  • She was understood to be wretchedly poor, and seemed to make it her choice to remain so; inasmuch as her affluent cousin, the Judge, had repeatedly offered her all the comforts of life, either in the old mansion or his own modern residence.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The House of the Seven Gables
  • He cannot be over thirty-five; he must be well connected, thinks Simon, to have risen so fast in the Methodist establishment, and to have procured such an affluent congregation.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Alias Grace
  • He had a conviction that the want of most men was knowledge of a sort which brings wisdom rather than affluence.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Return of the Native
  • And now Mrs. Griffiths, who leaned more to the manner and tactics of the older, if not less affluent families, stared complainingly at her daughter.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • Moody boasted that this was an affluent neighborhood on the northern side of Tehran; his sister’s house was just two doors away from the Chinese Embassy.
    Betty Mahmoody  --  Not Without My Daughter
  • Having emerged from the poverty and obscurity in which I was born and bred, to a state of affluence and some degree of reputation in the world, and having gone so far through life with a considerable share of felicity, the conducing means I made use of, which with the blessing of God so well succeeded, my posterity may like to know, as they may find some of them suitable to their own situations, and therefore fit to be imitated.
    Benjamin Franklin  --  The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
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