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prosperity

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Definition the state of doing well — especially economically
  • We are hoping for peace and prosperity.
  • No economic fluctuations changed their status—people like the Ewells lived as guests of the county in prosperity as well as in the depths of a depression.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • prosperity = the state of doing well — especially economically
  • ...during a former period of prosperity when its possessor was being paid $30 per week.
    O. Henry  --  The Gift of the Magi
  • prosperity = a state of doing well — especially economically
  • 'Prosperity to New Switzerland; long may she flourish,' echoed on all sides.
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson
  • Jack, I see happiness and prosperity for you.
    Zane Grey  --  The Heritage of the Desert
  • The country of greatest achievement, greatest prosperity, greatest freedom.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • Now, my greatest concern is ensuring the peace and prosperity of the empire over which I find myself lord and master.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • He had no thought of freeing the community of a dangerous outlaw, of ridding the country of an obstacle to its progress and prosperity.
    Zane Grey  --  The Lone Star Ranger
  • [We] are devoutly to acknowledge that kind Providence ... hath restored our city to its useful state of health and prosperity.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Fever, 1793
  • Despite his prosperity, Jo-Jo could not drive and did not own a car.
    Junot Diaz  --  Drown
  • He looked troubled, and there was about him no evidence of prosperity.
    Zane Grey  --  The Border Legion
  • Finding Prosperity by Feeding Monkeys.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe
  • Everyone wishes you longevity and prosperity.
    Lisa See  --  Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
  • Aegon the Conqueror brought fire and blood to Westeros, but afterward he gave them peace, prosperity, and justice.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Storm of Swords
  • The long, dull monotonous years of middle-aged prosperity or middle-aged adversity are excellent campaigning weather.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Screwtape Letters
  • Her mother said, I believe, something like: "You have no right to go on living your life of prosperity and respect.
    Ford Madox Ford  --  The Good Soldier
  • Slavery has deadened all enterprise and prosperity.
    James M. McPherson  --  What They Fought For - 1861-1865
  • He loved the British Government—it was the source of all prosperity and honour, and his master at Rampur held the very same opinion.
    Rudyard Kipling  --  Kim
  • Peace and prosperity would flourish, but more wondrous yet, the Riders would be brought back to gently govern over Galbatorix's fiefdoms.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • From this height, nurturing life and prosperity in each isolated settlement seemed simply a matter of drawing straight lines to divert water.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea

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