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successful or good — especially with regard to finances or wealth
  • Eventually Celeste married a skilled draftsman and became a highly respected figure on one of the most prosperous blocks in South Philadelphia.
    two — Changing Dialects: Dingbatters Versus Hoi-Toiders (65% in)
  • 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.
    three — Toward a Standard: Putting the "R" in "American" (25% in)

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