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The prospectus assumes industry growth.
  a formal document summarizing important aspects of a proposal — especially a legal document used to sell stock or other investments
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  • The prospectus assumes industry growth.
  • A prospectus should contain the facts that an investor needs to make an informed decision.
  • The prospectus was wildly optimistic.
  • MARIUS POOR drew up prospectuses, translated newspapers, annotated editions, compiled biographies, etc. ; net product, year in and year out, seven hundred francs.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables

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  • He knew, though, the hand which had written the prospectus.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • Finally, to keep up with the times, he took in "La Ruche Medicale," a new journal whose prospectus had been sent him.
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • Quote the textual terms in which the prospectus claimed advantages for this thaumaturgic remedy.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • Their prospectus, which is advertised in the papers today, says that they will pay one hundred per cent dividends next year.
    Agatha Christie  --  Early Cases Of Hercule Poirot
  • He’s as clear as the style of a good prospectus.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volumes 1 & 2
  • He will write a prospectus: large and cheerful rooms, proper ventilation and drainage, and extensive grounds, with a river flowing through them, as the sound of water is soothing to the nerves.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Alias Grace

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  • …that was free: samples of food, soaps, medicine, the literature of all causes, reports of the Bureau of American Ethnology and publications of the Smithsonian Institution, the Bishop Museum in Hawaii, the Congressional Record, laws, pamphlets, prospectuses, college catalogues, quack hygiene books, advice on bust-development, on getting rid of pimples, on longevity and Coueism, pamphlets on Fletcherism, Yoga, spirit-rapping, antivivisection; he was on the mailing list of the Henry…
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • You must have asked her for a prospectus, figures, expenses, projected earnings.
    J.D. Robb  --  Immortal in Death
  • Here: let me draft you a prospectus.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Mrs. Warren’s Profession
  • Though expensive to mail, it was better than any prospectus.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • It was just a line item on the prospectus.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • He’s as clear as the style of a good prospectus.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volume 2
  • He was an important figure at last, a reassuring name on company prospectuses, and life had treated him very well.
    E.M. Forster  --  Howards End
  • She invested $1,200 in the Missouri Utopia of a colonizer, and received nothing for her money but a weakly copy of the man’s newspaper, several beautiful prospectuses of the look of things when finished, and a piece of clay sculpture, eight inches in height, showing Big Brother with his little sisters Jenny and Kate, the last with thumb in her mouth.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • Especially when we handed him the following typewritten rules and regulations for the Secret Annex (a van Daan production): PROSPECTUS AND GUIDE TO THE SECRET ANNEX A Unique Facility for the Temporary Accommodation of Jews and Other Dispossessed Persons Open all year round: Located in beautiful, quiet, wooded surroundings in the heart of Amsterdam.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • And the prices? I think I should take a look at the prospectus while I’m out here."
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Guardian
  • Company Prospectus of the South Sea Bubble
    Richard Adams  --  Watership Down
  • Finally, the last luxury in the apartment was a "Fame" blowing her trumpets, a picture cut out, no doubt, from some perfumer’s prospectus and nailed to the wall with six wooden shoe-pegs.
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • She wrote out his numerous memorials, letters, prospectuses, and projects.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • He sent round prospectuses to his friends whenever he took a new trade, and ordered a new brass plate for the door, and talked pompously about making his fortune still.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • Their clothing, which had been clean in Magnon’s day, and which had served her as a prospectus with M. Gillenormand, had been converted into rags.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • He will include the word "electrical" in his prospectus.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Alias Grace
  • The reclamation of dunams of waste arenary soil, proposed in the prospectus of Agendath Netaim, Bleibtreustrasse, Berlin, W. 15, by the cultivation of orange plantations and melonfields and reafforestation.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • A second prospectus came out, informing the Major that J. Sedley and Company, having established agencies at Oporto, Bordeaux, and St. Mary’s, were enabled to offer to their friends and the public generally the finest and most celebrated growths of ports, sherries, and claret wines at reasonable prices and under extraordinary advantages.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • As for Jos, who was by this time promoted to a seat at the Revenue Board at Calcutta, he was wild with rage when the post brought him out a bundle of these Bacchanalian prospectuses, with a private note from his father, telling Jos that his senior counted upon him in this enterprise, and had consigned a quantity of select wines to him, as per invoice, drawing bills upon him for the amount of the same.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • As per prospectus of the Industrious Foreign Acclimatised Nationalised Friendly Stateaided Building Society (incorporated 1874), a maximum of 60 pounds per annum, being 1/6 of an assured income, derived from giltedged securities, representing at 5 % simple interest on capital of 1200 pounds (estimate of price at 20 years’ purchase), of which to be paid on acquisition and the balance in the form of annual rent, viz.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • …the majolicatopped table he extracted a black diminutive cone, one inch in height, placed it on its circular base on a small tin plate, placed his candlestick on the right corner of the mantelpiece, produced from his waistcoat a folded page of prospectus (illustrated) entitled Agendath Netaim, unfolded the same, examined it superficially, rolled it into a thin cylinder, ignited it in the candleflame, applied it when ignited to the apex of the cone till the latter reached the stage of…
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • …during and after 2 months’ consecutive use of Sandow-Whiteley’s pulley exerciser (men’s 15/-, athlete’s 20/-) viz. chest 28 in and 29 1/2 in, biceps 9 in and 10 in, forearm 8 1/2 in and 9 in, thigh 10 in and 12 in, calf 11 in and 12 in: 1 prospectus of The Wonderworker, the world’s greatest remedy for rectal complaints, direct from Wonderworker, Coventry House, South Place, London E C, addressed (erroneously) to Mrs L. Bloom with brief accompanying note commencing (erroneously): Dear…
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
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