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Definition to do well or to grow stronger
  • She is prospering at school.
prospering = doing well
  • She is prospering in business.
  • prospering = doing well
  • Rex was not prospering quite as well as had been predicted; he remained on the fringe of the Government, prominent but vaguely suspect.
    Evelyn Waugh  --  Brideshead Revisited
  • prospering = having success
  • I will be his good wife, and we will prosper.
    Madeline Miller  --  Circe
  • prosper = do well
  • Savannah emerged from the war impoverished, but it recovered within a few years and prospered once again.
    John Berendt  --  Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
  • prospered = did well
  • My relatives worked hard all the time but never seemed to prosper.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • prosper = do well
  • Although he had prospered in his motherland Okonkwo knew that he would have prospered even more in Umuofia, in the land of his fathers where men were bold and warlike.
    Chinua Achebe  --  Things Fall Apart
  • prospered = done well
  • They prospered; they had more daughters who joined them in peace; it was the beginning of wisdom.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender's Game
  • prospered = did well
  • Nothing prospered but the flies who blackened their lord and made the spilt guts look like a heap of glistening coal.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • prospered = did well
  •   My lord and lady, it is now our time,
      That have stood by and seen our wishes prosper,
      To cry, good joy.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Merchant of Venice
  • prosper = do well
  • The human beings did not hate Animal Farm any less now that it was prospering; indeed, they hated it more than ever.
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm
  • prospering = doing well
  • "Once he got into the university environment, I thought he would prosper, I really did!" his brother Mark says.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • prosper = do well
  • "But Ember is not prospering!" he cried.
    Jeanne DuPrau  --  The City of Ember
  • prospering = doing well
  • But you may prosper, for all that: there is no just God that governs the earth righteously, but a God of lies, that bears witness against the innocent.
    George Eliot  --  Silas Marner
  • prosper = do well
  • Despite this, their own kingdoms have continued to prosper, but the old city of Wisdom has fallen into great disrepair, and there is no one to set things right.
    Norton Juster  --  The Phantom Tollbooth
  • prosper = do well
  • As the years passed and his coal company prospered, Mr. Carter had concrete sidewalks poured, the streets paved, and the town fenced to keep cows from roaming the streets.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • prospered = did well
  • It was all well enough in the Southland, under the law of love and fellowship, to respect private property and personal feelings; but in the Northland, under the law of club and fang, whoso took such things into account was a fool, and in so far as he observed them he would fail to prosper.
    Jack London  --  The Call of the Wild
  • prosper = do well
  • ...Okonkwo knew that he would have prospered even more in Umuofia, in the land of his fathers where men were bold and warlike.
    Chinua Achebe  --  Things Fall Apart
  • prospered = done well
  • It prospered on no matter what I did.
    Madeline Miller  --  Circe
  • prospered = did well
  • Today I heard someone say that the monster is a gift from the gods to help us prosper.
    Madeline Miller  --  Circe
prosper = do well

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