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the state of doing well — especially economically
  • What he had wanted chiefly was to see his friend Nick and family, and know all about the prosperity of a man to whom he was so much attached.
    Book 6 — The Widow and Wife (78% in)
  • That is why I mention my position to—to the only other man who may be held to have some personal connection with my prosperity or ruin.
    Book 7 — Two Temptations (49% in)
  • The sharp little woman's conscience was somewhat troubled in the adjustment of these opposing "bests," and of her griefs and satisfactions under late events, which were likely to humble those who needed humbling, but also to fall heavily on her old friend whose faults she would have preferred seeing on a background of prosperity.
    Book 8 — Sunset and Sunrise (13% in)
  • The man whose prosperity she had shared through nearly half a life, and who had unvaryingly cherished her—now that punishment had befallen him it was not possible to her in any sense to forsake him.
    Book 8 — Sunset and Sunrise (18% in)
  • But there is a pale shade of bribery which is sometimes called prosperity.
    Book 8 — Sunset and Sunrise (38% in)

There are no more uses of "prosperity" in Middlemarch.

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