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  • It was the sort of view that might command a slight premium during gentler, more prosperous times, but would be most undesirable in times of conflict, when it would be squarely in the path of heavy machine-gun and rocket fire as fighters advanced into this part of town: a view like staring down the barrel of a rifle.   (source)
    prosperous = successful
  • Standing there is a very slight little man in a not too prosperous business suit and with haunted frightened eyes and a hat pulled down tightly, brim up, around his forehead.   (source)
    prosperous = good (indicating financial success)
  • 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.   (source)
    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.   (source)
    prosperous = financially successful
  • It sure looked prosperous next to ours.   (source)
    prosperous = successful or good (especially in regard to finances)
  • The farm was more prosperous now, and better organised: it had even been enlarged by two fields which had been bought from Mr. Pilkington.   (source)
    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.   (source)
  • I was immediately struck by the number of young Englishmen dotted about; all well dressed, all looking a little hungry, and all talking in low, earnest voices to solid and prosperous Americans.   (source)
    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.   (source)
    prosperous = indicating wealth
  • Most of the characters that perform in this book still live, and are prosperous and happy.   (source)
    prosperous = doing well
  • My uncle engaged afterwards in more prosperous undertakings: it appears he realised a fortune of twenty thousand pounds.   (source)
    prosperous = financially successful
  • He had come forth from the hands of God a perfect creature, happy and prosperous, guarded by the especial care of his Creator; he was allowed to converse with and acquire knowledge from beings of a superior nature, but I was wretched, helpless, and alone.   (source)
    prosperous = doing well
  • Among those who are at all his equals in consequence, he is a very different man from what he is to the less prosperous.   (source)
    prosperous = wealthy
  • But these were not prosperous times, and Elwood Murray was too nosy for his own good.†   (source)
  • Our ideal is to invite Trisolaran civilization to reform human civilization, to curb human madness and evil, so that the Earth can once again become a harmonious, prosperous, sinless world.†   (source)
  • Then they move here and pretty soon they're telling us how much more lively and prosperous Savannah could be if we only knew what we had and how to take advantage of it.†   (source)
  • What it all added up to was that things around the Clark farm, according to Harold, were perennially at the brink of disintegration, while public opinion had it that really Harold was a better manager, and more prosperous, than anyone.†   (source)
  • He had not struck Mae as someone quick to fight, and yet he was standing, chest out and hands awake, as the circus performer assessed him, eyes steady, as if choosing between staying in character, in this circus, following through with the show and getting paid, and paid well, by this enormous and prosperous and influential company, or tangling with this guy in front of two hundred people.†   (source)
  • Faces appeared at the windows on either side of the street, while a little knot of prosperous-looking passerby gathered their robes about them and broke into gentle trots, keen to vacate the scene.†   (source)
  • We were in the business of mutual amusement, and we were reasonably prosperous.†   (source)
  • "I thought the neighborhood looked more prosperous," he said wistfully.†   (source)
  • Only then can we begin to rebuild our economy and return the Eastern Commonwealth to its once prosperous state.†   (source)
  • They always said that since an especially auspicious date was chosen to hang the sign, the store has been prosperous for more than thirty years.†   (source)
  • In his gallery-going clothes, sipping his espresso and looking out peacefully at the street, he might have been a Swiss industrial magnate or a restaurateur with a Michelin star or two: substantial, late-married, prosperous.†   (source)
  • It was a nice little town, very prosperous, with neat houses and all the sanitary conveniences.†   (source)
  • They seemed less prosperous than last year.†   (source)
  • The town wasn't prosperous, not anymore, not by a long shot.†   (source)
  • In the spring of the year after I became his mistress, the Chairman purchased a luxurious house in the northeast of Kyoto and named it Eishin-an—"Prosperous Truth Retreat."†   (source)
  • "No people means no one left to create prosperous conditions," Eric continues.†   (source)
  • It occurred to me that an ugly, used lute might not sell very well in a city full of nobility and prosperous musicians.†   (source)
  • He had a nice car parked in front of the shop, and he was quite prosperous, so I went out with him.†   (source)
  • After the meal we would go from house to house to pay our respects and wish everyone a happy and prosperous New Year.†   (source)
  • He rappels them down the rope, and soon they are standing on the sanitized, prosperous Russian version of the Raft.†   (source)
  • The fares were quite high, so only the prosperous took these trams, coming into the centre of the ghetto solely on business.†   (source)
  • Prosperous.†   (source)
  • Her parents were fairly well-to-do; they owned a prosperous night spot just outside the Motton town limits called The Jolly Roadhouse.†   (source)
  • It comes to me slowly as I head north through the dark countryside—the only lights are up in the mountains where the prosperous young are building their getaway houses, and of course, in the sky, all the splurged wattage of the stars.†   (source)
  • Ned would get his twelve dollars a week just as always, but now he would be the owner of a fine store in a prosperous neighborhood destined to become even wealthier once the world's fair began operation.†   (source)
  • I knew now it wouldn't matter if the body was found in this manner, because I had had enough of Pointe du Lac and Lestat and all this identity of Pointe du Lac's prosperous master.†   (source)
  • So busy was she in her prosperous enterprises that one afternoon she looked distractedly toward the courtyard while the Indian woman helped her sweeten the dough and she saw two unknown and beautiful adolescent girls doing frame embroidery in the light of the sunset.†   (source)
  • The older people around, like my mother, had two children, and the younger, more prosperous ones had four, but nobody but Dodo was on the verge of a seventh.†   (source)
  • Except for its enormous ornamental shrubs pruned into the shapes of wide-skirted maidens, it might have been the home of any not-so-prosperous merchant.†   (source)
  • Esteban Trueba entered a very prosperous period.†   (source)
  • Jo-Jo owned two hot dogs carts and co-owned a grocery store that was very prosperous.†   (source)
  • David kept glancing at it as he drove through the silent neighborhood, along streets solid and prosperous, the sort of place he'd never even imagined as a child.†   (source)
  • The city of Reston, Virginia, is a prosperous community about ten miles west of Washington, D.C., just beyond the Beltway.†   (source)
  • The arena is filled with eighteen thousand people, and almost every single one of them is white, clean-cut, and prosperous — though not as prosperous as they'd like.†   (source)
  • The man married her and became wealthy and prosperous.†   (source)
  • The three years since the Hailey trial had been far less prosperous than they had hoped and expected.†   (source)
  • Prosperous.†   (source)
  • AR those prosperous, solid men out there would discover now that they had elected a ludicrous waif.†   (source)
  • They could not afford the refined, muted benediction of the more prosperous blacks who went to Sinai Baptist on the northern end of the city, and because each of their requests for comfort was so pressing, they took no chances that He did not hear them.†   (source)
  • No more prosperous than you look, I wouldn't think you'd know much about it.†   (source)
  • It gave Hazel an impression of good feeding, of health and of a certain indolence, as though the other came from some rich, prosperous country where he himself had never been.†   (source)
  • But then it had all come; right in the end, for two mysterious children had suddenly appeared from the land beyond the world's end and had rescued him so that he came home to Narnia and had a long and prosperous reign.†   (source)
  • Prosperous, conventional, more like the things and people Hagar seemed to admire.†   (source)
  • In the Beaumont and Villeneuve versions, unlike most others, the fairy who placed the curse takes a somewhat active role in the courtship of Beauty and Beast, appearing to Beauty in a dream and reassuring her, then returning after the curse is broken, to congratulate them on their prosperous love.†   (source)
  • Baba Hajji and Ameh Bozorg's eldest son was a prosperous pharmacist.†   (source)
  • Long ago, this must have been a prosperous farm, but age and disrepair had driven it into a state of horrific squalor.†   (source)
  • Any freedman who became too prosperous or too outspoken was marked for death.†   (source)
  • It held even though the more prosperous preachers started to tack the pretentious title of "Doctor" in front of their name and started to spend more time at seminars than visiting the sick.†   (source)
  • Many aid experts from prosperous places gladly expressed hopelessness on the Haitians' behalf, Farmer would say.†   (source)
  • I did not remember the place when it was prosperous.†   (source)
  • Though not especially prosperous, the store became "a great resort for British officers and Tory ladies,"†   (source)
  • Even with such handicaps, Colonel Cargill could be relied on to run the most prosperous enterprise into the ground.†   (source)
  • But in the Bree-land, at any rate, the hobbits were decent and prosperous, and no more rustic than most of their distant relatives Inside.†   (source)
  • He felt blotted out under the relentlessly sunny skies, among prosperous college students strolling happily toward their next espresso, and his promise to Haji Ali felt more like a half-remembered movie he'd dozed through on one of his three interminable flights.†   (source)
  • It was then that he uprooted his family for the more prosperous environs of Appleton.†   (source)
  • To us, this seemed prosperous, but it was still far, far less than what my future father-in-law controlled on his brother's behalf.†   (source)
  • But we will be stronger and more prosperous working together.†   (source)
  • There's talk about changin' it to something prosperous-soundin', the way Harmony Grove was changed to Commerce a few years ago.†   (source)
  • It comes down to the value of examples, which can be either positive or negative, and it works like this: Because of the principle that a calm sea and prosperous voyage do not make news but a shipwreck does, most circulated news is bad news.†   (source)
  • It all looked, she thought, prosperous, practical, and fanciful at the same time.†   (source)
  • He enjoyed the sight of a prosperous street; not more than every fourth one of the stores was out of business, its windows dark and empty.†   (source)
  • We were prosperous because we never bought anything farm could produce.†   (source)
  • Bryn Shander will certainly not oppose a unified alliance of the four towns on the largest and most prosperous lake, and Easthaven will make six in the pact, a clear majority.†   (source)
  • And the bloodline of a wise and prosperous man is continued and strengthened.†   (source)
  • Eventually Celeste married a skilled draftsman and became a highly respected figure on one of the most prosperous blocks in South Philadelphia.†   (source)
  • He works hard for nine years and then buys the business, and in nine more years he becomes prosperous and wealthy.†   (source)
  • He saw the future of prosperous and proud cities, of the arches, bridges, and upright walls.†   (source)
  • Amidst some of the most interesting small-scale architecture of any Los Angeles commercial district and along the tree-lined streets had thrived trendy clothing stores, galleries, restaurants, prosperous theaters featuring the latest cutting-edge dramas and comedies, and popular movie houses.†   (source)
  • I lived, in fact, on the most prosperous farm in a prospering district.†   (source)
  • Red and white oaks, sycamores, and a few sweet gum trees stood tall and mature where a prosperous farm had once been.†   (source)
  • And Cuba will grow prosperous.†   (source)
  • With the Reds gone, why wasn't Carthage City prosperous, full of White settlers?†   (source)
  • If that goes away, then it might not seem so prosperous anymore.†   (source)
  • He wanted to believe it, though, if only because smart, prosperous Grover had remembered him almost right away, and demanded to know why he hadn't called before, and immediately invited him to supper, where he'd asked Ralph all about his job, just like a long-lost friend.†   (source)
  • Are societies, like that of Europe now, which has mostly rejected religious storytellers, less prosperous and peaceful than ones, like Europe back when, that didn't?†   (source)
  • It tells me that while I am absent from home, fighting the battels of our country, trying to restore law and order, to our once peaceful & prosperous nation, and endeavoring to secure for each and every American citizen of every race, the rights garenteed to us in the Declaration of Independence ...I have children growing up that will be worthy of the rights that I trust will be left for them.†   (source)
  • If I were not here, would the Arabs be free, prosperous, and stable?†   (source)
  • He hardly knew his son, for Will was getting fat and prosperous and he wore a coat and vest and a gold ring on his little finger.†   (source)
  • Larry, whom I was to meet later on in the summer under very strained circumstances, was a urological surgeon with a large and prosperous practice in Forest Hills.†   (source)
  • Day and night women twisted rope, since they could sell as much as they made, and traders waxed prosperous selling their goods to the workmen.†   (source)
  • He owned the most prosperous business in town, the Offenhaus Mortuary, and a twin real estate development, Repose-in-Peace Park.†   (source)
  • So the Babylonians understood that a man must be physically and spiritually prosperous, and that the two had no necessary relationship.†   (source)
  • The three years that he lived after they married were the happiest and most prosperous of Mrs. McIntyre's life, but when he died his estate proved to be bankrupt.†   (source)
  • He was prosperous enough, too, in his wholesale grocery business, an able man.†   (source)
  • He was reared, he said, on a prosperous farm in the upper part of the state.†   (source)
  • Theirs had been an active, prosperous, and prominent family, important to the community in which they lived.†   (source)
  • Its inhabitants were solid, self-respecting, prosperous members of the liberal professions.†   (source)
  • The fat man swallowed, and began at once to look a little cosy and prosperous.†   (source)
  • It was too early to run up to Quizzard's and work the sob on the more prosperous clients.†   (source)
  • And Lake-town was refounded and was more prosperous than ever, and much wealth went up and down the Running River; and there was friendship in those parts between elves and dwarves and men.   (source)
    prosperous = financially successful
  • They did not hate dwarves especially, no more than they hated everybody and everything, and particularly the orderly and prosperous; in some parts wicked dwarves had even made alliances with them.   (source)
    prosperous = wealthy
  • By some curious chance one morning long ago in the quiet of the world, when there was less noise and more green, and the hobbits were still numerous and prosperous, and Bilbo Baggins was standing at his door after breakfast smoking an enormous long wooden pipe that reached nearly down to his woolly toes (neatly brushed) — Gandalf came by.   (source)
    prosperous = doing well
  • They still throve on the trade that came up the great river from the South and was carted past the falls to their town; but in the great days of old, when Dale in the North was rich and prosperous, they had been wealthy and powerful, and there had been fleets of boats on the waters, and some were filled with gold and some with warriors in armour, and there had been wars and deeds which were now only a legend.   (source)
    prosperous = successful (doing well)
  • There was one person, as you will believe, who watched with keener though more hidden interest than any other, the prosperous growth of Eppie under the weaver's care.   (source)
    prosperous = good or successful
  • A promise of secrecy was of course very dutifully given, but it could not be kept without difficulty; for the curiosity excited by his long absence burst forth in such very direct questions on his return as required some ingenuity to evade, and he was at the same time exercising great self-denial, for he was longing to publish his prosperous love.   (source)
    prosperous = successful
  • They relieved the prosperous of their coin with one hand while pointing upward with the other.†   (source)
  • It was a large, prosperous city, one of the largest in the Empire.†   (source)
  • It too belonged to a more prosperous past.†   (source)
  • Not everybody in the world, Liv, has to live in this over-blessed, over-prosperous duchy of a town.†   (source)
  • Before the war we were four-and-forty, and this was a prosperous place.†   (source)
  • It was rumored that he married a Mende woman from a prosperous clan and had eleven children.†   (source)
  • Mr. Bell was the first prosperous-seeming solitary traveler to offer them a lift.†   (source)
  • The homes looked solid and prosperous, gave no hint of their vulnerability, and had wonderful views.†   (source)
  • For all the clamor over politics, the country was still at peace and more prosperous than ever.†   (source)
  • John Murray and Harrison Gray were prosperous merchants.†   (source)
  • They were the unemployed from the rotting hovels of what had once been a prosperous town.†   (source)
  • Tongkou was far bigger and more prosperous than Puwei.†   (source)
  • It was Marcelline who kept the shop prosperous.†   (source)
  • Italy, on the other hand, is one of the least prosperous nations on earth.†   (source)
  • Jim boasted that this had been the most prosperous six months in Taggart history.†   (source)
  • With this single gift, my father became one of the three most prosperous men in our village.†   (source)
  • These people must be relatively prosperous, even if they were spiritually polluted.†   (source)
  • The highest-paid and the most prosperous section of urban African life is in Johannesburg.†   (source)
  • Everyone agreed that it would be a prosperous and rewarding business.†   (source)
  • I myself would like to see a really prosperous Mongolia with a freely elected government.†   (source)
  • If Edgar spoke, cracked his face, and waved, the man was reasonably prosperous.†   (source)
  • One of these girls — found locked in a garage in San Francisco, at the home of a prosperous pharmacist — said she used to be in movies, but was glad she'd been sold to her Mister, who had seen her on the Net and had felt sorry for her, and had come in person to fetch her and had paid a lot of cash to rescue her, and had flown with her on a plane across the ocean, and had promised to send her to school once her English was good enough.†   (source)
  • Then he told me about the town where he lives, which is called Loomisville, in the United States of America, and he said it was a mill town although not as prosperous as before the cheap cloth from India came in.†   (source)
  • But in the U.S., it wasn't just the prosperity—because New Orleans was not uniformly prosperous, to be sure—there was a sense that everything could be replaced, and on a whim.†   (source)
  • From here it's a thirty-foot drop to the water, they are looking out across the prosperous, clean white neighborhood of the Russian people, separated from the squalid dark tangle of the Raft per se by a wide canal patrolled by gun-toting blackrobes.†   (source)
  • When we passed downtown Houston and saw all the modern office buildings and the spectacular skyline I thought to myself, if Houston looks this prosperous, what would New York and Chicago be like?†   (source)
  • He expected to lead a very prosperous and satisfying life, at least until the time came to move on to the next city.†   (source)
  • I looked again at the houses we passed, now not so prosperous as those around the hospital, and I saw a new meaning in them, in the obvious differences between them—junk on a porch here, two nice cars in an open garage there, a painted swing set and a homemade sandbox across the street.†   (source)
  • Further east, he passed the relatively prosperous black church, Mississippi Boulevard, housed in a building abandoned by the white Baptists when they fled further east to a new church so huge and sprawling that it had been dubbed Six Flags Over Jesus.†   (source)
  • I kept to the main streets, the more prosperous areas: even within those confines, there were not really very many places where I felt unconstrained.†   (source)
  • They had been recruited mainly from young men in the more prosperous classes of society, and a number of our acquaintances were among them.†   (source)
  • The people on the sidewalks appear prosperous enough for the most part, without the hordes of destitute beggars, the swarms of rickety, dirty children, and the platoons of draggled or showy prostitutes that disfigure so many European cities; yet such is his perversity that he would rather be in London or Paris.†   (source)
  • His point of view, contrary to the general interpretation, was that Macondo had been a prosperous place and well on its way until it was disordered and corrupted and suppressed by the banana company, whose engineers brought on the deluge as a pretext to avoid promises made to the workers.†   (source)
  • The owner of the drugstore, though very young, was prosperous and dynamic, truly a man of the age, and seemed destined for even greater success given that the World's Columbian Exposition was to be built just a short streetcar ride east, at the end of Sixty-third.†   (source)
  • Both these ladies engaged in charity work, playing an active part in the operations of the house committees that had been formed in many of the more prosperous buildings to help the poor.†   (source)
  • She was a forty-year-old woman with a wardrobe of faded cashmere cardigans that hinted at an earlier, more prosperous existence, and a roll of mouse-hair pinned to the back of her head.†   (source)
  • They became indignant over the living images that the prosperous merchant Bruno Crespi projected in the theater with the lion-head ticket windows, for the character who had died and was buried in one film and for whose misfortune tears of affliction had been shed would reappear alive and transformed into an Arab in the next one.†   (source)
  • And why was America so prosperous?†   (source)
  • Dozens of beggars lay in wait for this brief moment of encounter with a prosperous citizen, mobbing him by pulling at his clothes, barring his way, begging, weeping, shouting, threatening.†   (source)
  • These Montforts had been prosperous once — they'd made a bundle on railroads — but through risky speculations and inertia they were already halfway down the slippery slope.†   (source)
  • Once again I was confronted with a prosperous and industrial country, but because of limited studio space in the host city of Osaka we had to take a fast train every day, for over an hour, to Kyoto for rehearsals.†   (source)
  • In prosperous times Elwood Murray was considered a fool, and maybe what Reenie called a pansy — well, he wasn't married, and at his age that had to mean something — but he was tolerated and even appreciated, within decent limits, as long as he put in all the names for social events and got them spelled right.†   (source)
  • I carted furniture, mirrors, carpets, underclothes, bedclothes and clothing around from morning to night: items that had belonged to someone only a few days ago, had shown that an interior was the home of people with or without good taste,prosperous or poor, kind or cruel.†   (source)
  • Even if you did come into physical contact it was not too dangerous, since the people living in the small ghetto were mainly from the intelligentsia and the prosperous middle class; they were relatively free of vermin, and did their best to exterminate the vermin everyone picked up in the large ghetto.†   (source)
  • Reilly had begun his medical career at the medical center at Dartmouth College, a beautiful, prosperous state-of-the-art hospital nestled in the breezy, rolling hills of New Hampshire.†   (source)
  • He knows that Rowan and Blys shall enjoy a long and prosperous friendship once we address the unpleasant matter of your rebellion.†   (source)
  • Matthew told me he hopes people from the fringe will trickle in to fill all the empty spaces, and find there a life more prosperous than the one they left.†   (source)
  • In the eighteenth century, the commerce of the city had been the most prosperous in the Caribbean, owing in the main to the thankless privilege of its being the largest African slave market in the Americas.†   (source)
  • The gunslinger thought in the back of his mind that it was probably the only place in town prosperous enough to support mice.†   (source)
  • Jefferson's road to Philadelphia, the reverse of Adams's, had been north by northeast, through the red-clay countryside of Virginia to Noland's Ferry on thePotomac, then on into Maryland, winding past miles of prosperous-looking farms that became still more prosperous-looking as he crossed into Pennsylvania.†   (source)
  • It was stunning scenery, and as Max whipped the old estate into shape, he could envision what must have been a prosperous farm and influential family.†   (source)
  • He had problems with groups that on the surface would have seemed like allies, that often were allies in fact, with for example what he called "wl's"—white liberals, some of whose most influential spokespeople were black and prosperous.†   (source)
  • Despite the violent circumstances of its birth, the kibbutz grew prosperous from its cauliflower and peaches and its charming mountain hotel.†   (source)
  • The more prosperous firms used paralegals to do the research, and there were several there, lugging the books back and forth and frowning at the pages.†   (source)
  • They just lived in the hot houses with the two-inch-long palmetto bugs, almost in sight of the condos of the more prosperous Hispanics who came to Miami and flourished, leaving black people behind.†   (source)
  • His father-in-law had given him a new Buick Roadmaster, an all-electric home, and had made him manager of his most prosperous office, his Ilium office, where Billy could expect to make at least thirty thousand dollars a year.†   (source)
  • Business grew so prosperous that the waiting room was always packed with people, and Nana began to suffer dizzy spells from being on her feet so many hours a day.†   (source)
  • In America's less hierarchical society, there has never been an official or socially imposed standard as there is in Britain, where the public schools (actually private, fee-paying schools) were set up in the nineteenth century to teach the sons of prosperous tradesmen to speak with a cultivated accent, like the sons of the aristocracy, who went to Eton.†   (source)
  • He made it clear that he was a doctor with a wide and prosperous practice that he would not jeopardize by going to prison.†   (source)
  • We were one of last prosperous families to install a phone; it was new in household when I was opted.†   (source)
  • Lemore had changed out of her septa's robes into garb more befitting the wife or daughter of a prosperous merchant.†   (source)
  • The officials were there with no more protection against the sun than ordinary umbrellas, the elementary schools were there waving little flags in time to the music, and the beauty queens with scorched flowers and crowns made of gold cardboard, and the brass band of the prosperous town of Gayra, which in those days was the best along the Caribbean coast.†   (source)
  • Really prosperous.†   (source)
  • Having grown up as an elite Iranian, Moody now found it easy to assume the role of the prosperous American doctor.†   (source)
  • In closing, Adams said he saw "nothing to obscure your prospect of a quiet and prosperous administration, which I heartily wish you."†   (source)
  • Because of this, we had established a good relationship with one of the most prosperous bankers in town.†   (source)
  • 'America is the strongest and most prosperous nation on earth,' Nately informed him with lofty fervor and dignity.†   (source)
  • He felt old, and had decided that none of his three children deserved to inherit anything from him, and that he would secure his granddaughter's happiness by leaving her Tres Marias, even though the countryside was not as prosperous as before.†   (source)
  • Howard W. Cambell, Jr., now discussed the uniform of the American enlisted in the Second World War: Every other army in history, prosperous or not, has attempted to clothe even its lowliest soldiers so as to make them impressive to themselves and others as stylish experts in drinking and copulation and looting and sudden death.†   (source)
  • It was almost noon before she saw the man she wanted, a prosperous shipowner she had seen doing business with the old man three times before.†   (source)
  • The elder Andrews was a prosperous farmer; he had not much money in the bank, but he owned land valued at approximately two hundred thousand dollars.†   (source)
  • POLLSMOOR MAXIMUM SECURITY PRISON is located on the edge of a prosperous white suburb of green lawns and tidy houses called Tokai, a few miles southeast of Cape Town.†   (source)
  • So that while he went about castrating calves and taming mules on the prosperous lands of his in-laws, she was free to spend time with a troop of female cousins under the command of Hildebranda Sanchez, the most beautiful and obliging of them all, whose hopeless passion for a married man, a father who was twenty years older than she, had to be satisfied with furtive glances.†   (source)
  • The story in Justice concluded by saying that Lorenzo Daza did not leave San Juan de la Cienaga at the end of the last century in search of better opportunities for his daughter's future, as he liked to say, but because he had been found out in his prosperous business of adulterating imported tobacco with shredded paper, which he did with so much skill that not even the most sophisticated smokers noticed the deception.†   (source)
  • One day I was in the prison courtyard at the Fort doing my daily exercises, which consisted of jogging, running in place, push-ups,and sit-ups, when I was approached by a tall, handsome Indian fellow named Moosa Dinath whom I had known slightly as a prosperous, even flamboyant businessman.†   (source)
  • He wondered how many people were destitute that same night even in his own prosperous country, how many homes were shanties, how many husbands were drunk and wives socked, and how many children were bullied, abused or abandoned.†   (source)
  • Moody wanted to realize his dream of living as the prosperous American educated doctor, a cultured professional who rose above the squalor of the world about him, but he had no time to attend to the details.†   (source)
  • The only daughter of a prosperous wheat grower named Fox, the adored sister of three older brothers, she had not been spoiled but spared, led to suppose that life was a sequence of agreeable events-Kansas autumns, California summers, a round of teacup gifts.†   (source)
  • The extent of the misery now spreading through this once prosperous country is the extent of the injustice which you have suffered.†   (source)
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