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  • She owns a prosperous law firm.
  • But in spite of these disadvantages, he had begun even in his father’s lifetime to lay the foundations of a prosperous future.
    Chinua Achebe  --  Things Fall Apart
  • It sure looked prosperous next to ours.
    Robert Newton Peck  --  A Day No Pigs Would Die
  • The unfortunate who has no hope of a change for the better has less reason to throw away his life than the prosperous who, if he survive, is always liable to a change for the worse, and to whom any accidental fall makes the most serious difference.
    Thucydides  --  Pericles’s Funeral Oration

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  • The town wasn’t prosperous, not anymore, not by a long shot.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • He had not struck Mae as someone quick to fight, and yet he was standing, chest out and hands awake, as the circus performer assessed him, eyes steady, as if choosing between staying in character, in this circus, following through with the show and getting paid, and paid well, by this enormous and prosperous and influential company, or tangling with this guy in front of two hundred people.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • It occurred to me that an ugly, used lute might not sell very well in a city full of nobility and prosperous musicians.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • Not everybody in the world, Liv, has to live in this over-blessed, over-prosperous duchy of a town.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • Only then can we begin to rebuild our economy and return the Eastern Commonwealth to its once prosperous state.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • So each spring he set forth with his army and each autumn he returned, and year by year the kingdom grew larger and more prosperous.
    Norton Juster  --  The Phantom Tollbooth

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  • Except for its enormous ornamental shrubs pruned into the shapes of wide-skirted maidens, it might have been the home of any not-so-prosperous merchant.
    Gail Carson Levine  --  Ella Enchanted
  • Before the sun rose on a thundering grey morning the child was fast asleep in the Owenses’ fine little tomb (for Master Owens had died the prosperous head of the local cabinetmaker’s guild, and the cabinetmakers had wanted to ensure that he was properly honored).
    Neil Gaiman  --  The Graveyard Book
  • They always said that since an especially auspicious date was chosen to hang the sign, the store has been prosperous for more than thirty years.
    Ji-Li Jiang  --  Red Scarf Girl
  • He was reared, he said, on a prosperous farm in the upper part of the state.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • It tells me that while I am absent from home, fighting the battels of our country, trying to restore law and order, to our once peaceful & prosperous nation, and endeavoring to secure for each and every American citizen of every race, the rights garenteed to us in the Declaration of Independence .
    James M. McPherson  --  What They Fought For - 1861-1865
  • Larry, whom I was to meet later on in the summer under very strained circumstances, was a urological surgeon with a large and prosperous practice in Forest Hills.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • The man approaching us was stout and prosperous-looking, with a snowy stock showing at the neck of a serviceable grey serge coat, its long tails covering all but an inch or two of his breeches.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • In his gallery-going clothes, sipping his espresso and looking out peacefully at the street, he might have been a Swiss industrial magnate or a restaurateur with a Michelin star or two: substantial, late-married, prosperous.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • It all looked, she thought, prosperous, practical, and fanciful at the same time.
    Nora Roberts  --  Dark Witch
  • "No people means no one left to create prosperous conditions," Eric continues.
    Veronica Roth  --  Insurgent
  • Related words: joy, gladness , feeling fortunate or prosperous .
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • May God grant you a long and prosperous life, my daughter.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • At fifty he owned a modest fortune and a prosperous department store on lower Sixth Avenue.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • This here’s California, an’ she don’t look so prosperous.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Grapes of Wrath
  • It was a nice little town, very prosperous, with neat houses and all the sanitary conveniences.
    Tim O’Brien  --  The Things They Carried
  • The farm was more prosperous now, and better organised: it had even been enlarged by two fields which had been bought from Mr. Pilkington.
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm
  • He had a nice car parked in front of the shop, and he was quite prosperous, so I went out with him.
    James McBride  --  The Color of Water
  • Only two days ago I was a happy and prosperous man, without a care in the world.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • His father left, trailing the faint, unfamiliar, prosperous aroma of his cigar.
    John Knowles  --  A Separate Peace
  • "I thought the neighborhood looked more prosperous," he said wistfully.
    Alice Sebold  --  The Lovely Bones
  • In 1978, Walt went into business for himself, launching a small but eventually prosperous consulting firm, User Systems, Incorporated.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • Is he prosperous and happy?
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • They seemed less prosperous than last year.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • Among those who are at all his equals in consequence, he is a very different man from what he is to the less prosperous.
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice
  • Hold; get you gone, be strong and prosperous In this resolve: I’ll send a friar with speed To Mantua, with my letters to thy lord.
    William Shakespeare  --  Romeo and Juliet
  • I hope you have been this day preserved for a prosperous and happy life.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • Most gracious duke, To my unfolding lend your prosperous ear; And let me find a charter in your voice To assist my simpleness.
    William Shakespeare  --  Othello, the Moor of Venice
  • I was immediately struck by the number of young Englishmen dotted about; all well dressed, all looking a little hungry, and all talking in low, earnest voices to solid and prosperous Americans.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • Most of the characters that perform in this book still live, and are prosperous and happy.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • But in the Bree-land, at any rate, the hobbits were decent and prosperous, and no more rustic than most of their distant relatives Inside.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Fellowship of the Ring
  • Even with such handicaps, Colonel Cargill could be relied on to run the most prosperous enterprise into the ground.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • In the meanwhile the promises of M. de Treville went on prosperously.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • It may be thought so by the young and prosperous.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • A short walk brought us to it, a bleak moorland house, once the farm of some grazier in the old prosperous days, but now put into repair and turned into a modern dwelling.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • The message printed, saying ’A happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year from Maximilian de Winter.’
    Daphne du Maurier  --  Rebecca
  • It was fairly prosperous.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Treasure Island
  • Are the Thenardiers prosperous?
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • So my house grew prosperous, my standing therefore high among the Kretans.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • His prosperous-looking belly that used to thrust out so pugnaciously and intimidate folks, sagged like a load suspended from his loins.
    Zora Neale Hurston  --  Their Eyes Were Watching God
  • I lived, in fact, on the most prosperous farm in a prospering district.
    John Wyndham  --  The Chrysalids
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