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Definition successful or good — especially with regard to finances or wealth
  • She owns a prosperous law firm.
prosperous = financially successful
  • We are laying the groundwork for a peaceful and prosperous Africa.
  • prosperous = doing well materially
  • She was born into a prosperous home.
  • prosperous = well-off (indicating financial success)
  • That part of the city is especially prosperous.
  • prosperous = financially successful
  • May God grant you a long and prosperous life, my daughter.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • prosperous = successful
  • Live, and be prosperous: and farewell, good fellow.
    William Shakespeare  --  Romeo and Juliet
  • prosperous = successful
  • The more prosperous families had coal sheds; the poorer ones left their coal in a pile out front.
    Jeannette Walls  --  The Glass Castle
  • prosperous = financially successful
  • 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
  • prosperous = successful
  • He stepped into a men's shop a few doors down and bought himself a new suit, a new shirt, a new tie, a new hat—everything he'd seen the most prosperous men along the street wearing.
    Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston & James D. Houston  --  Farewell to Manzanar
  • prosperous = financially successful
  • Most of the characters that perform in this book still live, and are prosperous and happy.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • prosperous = doing well
  • His father left, trailing the faint, unfamiliar, prosperous aroma of his cigar.
    John Knowles  --  A Separate Peace
  • prosperous = indicating financial success
  • 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
  • prosperous = successful
  • Is it any happiness or any comfort, to consider that we are our own? It may be thought so by the young and prosperous.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • prosperous = successful
  • Rebellion is for prosperous islands, or else those so ground down they have no other choice.
    Madeline Miller  --  Circe
  • prosperous = successful
  • My uncle engaged afterwards in more prosperous undertakings: it appears he realised a fortune of twenty thousand pounds.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • prosperous = financially successful
  • Related words: joy, gladness, feeling fortunate or prosperous.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • prosperous = successful
  • The sons and the father become prosperous.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • prosperous = financially successful
  • 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
  • prosperous = indicating wealth
  • He wanted him to be a prosperous man, having enough in his barn to feed the ancestors with regular sacrifices.
    Chinua Achebe  --  Things Fall Apart
  • prosperous = financially successful
  • 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
prosperous = wealthy

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