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prosperous
used in Babbitt

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successful or good — especially with regard to finances or wealth
  • To George F. Babbitt, as to most prosperous citizens of Zenith, his motor car was poetry and tragedy, love and heroism.
    Chapter 3 (0% in)
  • He seemed prosperous, extremely married and unromantic; and altogether unromantic appeared this sleeping-porch, which looked on one sizable elm, two respectable grass-plots, a cement driveway, and a corrugated iron garage.
    Chapter 1 (11% in)
  • Supposing Lyte and I were stinking enough to want to ruin any fellow human, don't you suppose we know it's to our own selfish interest to have everybody in Zenith prosperous?
    Chapter 4 (92% in)
  • He cut two tufts of wild grass with his wife's largest dressmaking-scissors; he informed Ted that it was all nonsense having a furnace-man—"big husky fellow like you ought to do all the work around the house;" and privately he meditated that it was agreeable to have it known throughout the neighborhood that he was so prosperous that his son never worked around the house.
    Chapter 6 (24% in)
  • Of these men one resembled a testy and prosperous grocer, one a Yankee carpenter, one a soda-clerk, and one a Russian Jewish actor The Russian Jew quoted Kautsky, Gene Debs, and Abraham Lincoln.
    Chapter 7 (56% in)
  • Is anything more standardized than England, with every house that can afford it having the same muffins at the same tea-hour, and every retired general going to exactly the same evensong at the same gray stone church with a square tower, and every golfing prig in Harris tweeds saying 'Right you are!' to every other prosperous ass?
    Chapter 7 (81% in)
  • The men leaned back on their heels, put their hands in their trousers-pockets, and proclaimed their views with the booming profundity of a prosperous male repeating a thoroughly hackneyed statement about a matter of which he knows nothing whatever.
    Chapter 8 (59% in)
  • In Floral Heights and the other prosperous sections of Zenith, especially in the "young married set," there were many women who had nothing to do.
    Chapter 9 (2% in)
  • The Doppelbraus were respectable people, industrious people, prosperous people, whose ideal of happiness was an eternal cabaret.
    Chapter 29 (48% in)
  • To the League belonged most of the prosperous citizens of Zenith.
    Chapter 34 (2% in)

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