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Definition successful or good — especially with regard to finances or wealth
  • She owns a prosperous law firm.
prosperous = successful or good — especially with regard to finances or wealth
  • It sure looked prosperous next to ours.
    Robert Newton Peck  --  A Day No Pigs Would Die
  • prosperous = successful or good (especially in regard to finances)
  • 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
  • prosperous = successful or good — especially with regard to finances or wealth
  • The first act of Nicholas, when he became a rich and prosperous merchant, was to buy his father's old house.
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • Most of the characters that perform in this book still live, and are prosperous and happy.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • And let their heirs,—God, if Thy will be so,— Enrich the time to come with smooth'd-fac'd peace, With smiling plenty, and fair prosperous days!
    William Shakespeare  --  The Life and Death of King Richard III
  • His father left, trailing the faint, unfamiliar, prosperous aroma of his cigar.
    John Knowles  --  A Separate Peace
  • But we will be stronger and more prosperous working together.
    Tony Blair  --  First Address to Irish Parliament From a British PM
  • He was glad he had been prosperous and had been a great man of business rather than a small one; he was extremely glad he was rich.
    Henry James  --  The American
  • Heaven, from thy endless goodness, send prosperous life, long and ever happy, to the high and mighty Princess of England, Elizabeth!
    William Shakespeare  --  Henry VIII
  • May God grant you a long and prosperous life, my daughter.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • The man saluted and said: "A prosperous New Year to you, sir."
    James Joyce  --  Dubliners
  • There was plenty of food and no work in the Southland, and White Fang lived fat and prosperous and happy.
    Jack London  --  White Fang
  • "I thought the neighborhood looked more prosperous," he said wistfully.
    Alice Sebold  --  The Lovely Bones
  • 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
  • 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
  • Jo-Jo owned two hot dogs carts and co-owned a grocery store that was very prosperous.
    Junot Diaz  --  Drown
  • It may be thought so by the young and prosperous.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • He says he feels as if he 'could make a prosperous voyage now with me aboard as mate, and lots of love for ballast'.
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • 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

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