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proved to be a bonanza for the local residents
  a sudden happening that brings good fortune — especially wealth


an especially rich vein of precious ore such as gold or silver
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  • proved to be a bonanza for the local residents
  • I told her I worked at Shirt Bonanza, downstairs, and could get her some overstock maybe.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  • For them it was just a new wrinkle in a ratings bonanza, but it was much better than Nick, did you kill your wife?
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • Eating lunch at Bonanza and having their portraits taken in matching sweaters.
    Rainbow Rowell  --  Eleanor & Park

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  • 50 in her pocket, a bonanza!
    Judy Blume  --  In the Unlikely Event
  • Sidney got Oz confused with an episode from "Bonanza."
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • Even though it was hardly what you might call a bonanza.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • These new GMO seeds could be a bonanza for the seed companies.
    Michael Pollan  --  The Omnivore’s Dilemma
  • "for the cops it was a bonanza," Bratton writes.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • Sometimes Francie came across a bonanza: the bottom of a discarded wash boiler.
    Betty Smith  --  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

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  • Each time she landed with the heel of her shoe, Orr giggled louder, infuriating her still further so that she flew up still higher into the air for another shot at his noodle, her wondrously full breasts soaring all over the place like billowing pennants in a strong wind and her buttocks and strong thighs shim-sham-shimmying this way and that way like some horrifying bonanza.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • There just aren’t going to be any one-man bonanzas.
    Robert Penn Warren  --  All the King’s Men
  • It was one of the biggest sales bonanzas of the year, with games for the kids, fortune-tellers, Slurpee machines, even one very tired looking pony that was walking circles around the auto bays.
    Sarah Dessen  --  This Lullaby
  • He found that in the wide belt contained by the 70-degree lines, north and south, temperatures for thousands of years hadn’t gone outside the 254-332 degrees (absolute) range, and that this belt had long growing seasons where temperatures ranged, from 284 to 302 degrees absolute: the "bonanza" range for terraform life . once they solved the water problem.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • It’s a goddam bonanza.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • Birthday parties were bonanzas for him.
    John Grogan  --  Marley & Me
  • To them, as soon as gold was discovered, were added /bonanza/, /eldorado/, /placer/ and /vigilante/.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • Its tax revenues have given the county a bonanza for roads and the highest per capita school expenditure in the state.
    Robert MacNeil and William Crane  --  Do You Speak American?
  • Tip-wise, Saturday night had been a bonanza, but Friday had been disappointing, which was why she’d resolved to stick it out one last night.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Best of Me
  • The tax cuts that are hampering America’s schools have proved to be a marketing bonanza for companies like Exxon, Pizza Hut, and McDonald’s.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • "And break it out? and walk off with it for a hundred yards?" demanded Matthewson, a Bonanza King, he of the seven hundred vaunt.
    Jack London  --  The Call of the Wild
  • He called me the next day and we went to lunch at Bonanza.
    Willie & Korie Robertson  --  The Duck Commander Family
  • Oedipa had planned on nothing more involved that evening than watching Bonanza on the tube.
    Thomas Pynchon  --  The Crying of Lot 49
  • Terry Wickett, one of the chemists here, calls this ’Bonanza Hall.’
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • Bonanza!
    Jeannette Walls  --  The Glass Castle
  • Playing out some moronic Bonanza where my thirty-year-old brothers were blindly taking orders from a pontificating, bigoted French Canadian father whose only smarts came with his money and his land.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • Bonanza.
    Nora Roberts  --  Blood Brothers
  • And today was a bonanza—new shoes, Mason’s kisses and a strike.
    Judy Blume  --  In the Unlikely Event
  • At least I’d avoid all the gassing at lunch in Bonanza Hall.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • Bonanza.
    Nora Roberts  --  Blood Brothers
  • He was shy before the spectacled gravity of the five Trustees as they sat, like a Supreme Court, at the dais table in Bonanza Hall— Gottlieb a little removed, also trying to look grave and supreme.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
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