PROSPEROUS in a Sentence

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In it were an obviously prosperous man and a black-haired, fine-skinned girl whose pumps rested on an immaculate horsehide bag.

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 Meanings and Examples of PROSPEROUS
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 a.  successful; thriving; having or characterized by financial success or good fortune
Classic Sentence: (116 in 8 pages)
1  What they had, each shared with less fortunate friends, as they had done in more prosperous days.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXVIII
2  Will had told her he looked quite prosperous since he got his new job with the Freedmen's Bureau.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXII
3  You look very prosperous and very, very tidy.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXIV
4  Belle herself presented a prosperous appearance when glimpsed occasionally in her closed carriage driven by an impudent yellow negro.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXVII
5  In it were an obviously prosperous man and a black-haired, fine-skinned girl whose pumps rested on an immaculate horsehide bag.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER III
6  One result of this family solidarity was that the foreign farmers in our county were the first to become prosperous.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2. The Hired Girls: IX
7  The Ratignolles lived at no great distance from Edna's home, on the corner of a side street, where Monsieur Ratignolle owned and conducted a drug store which enjoyed a steady and prosperous trade.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Context  Highlight   In XVIII
8  The farm was more prosperous now, and better organised: it had even been enlarged by two fields which had been bought from Mr. Pilkington.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Context  Highlight   In Chapter X
9  Sharers of Wilfred's dangers and adversity, they remained, as they had a right to expect, the partakers of his more prosperous career.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XLIV
10  She had been a beauty, and a prosperous beauty, all her life; and beauty and wealth were all that excited her respect.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXIII
11  His genius and ardour had seemed to foresee and to command his prosperous path.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 4
12  Indeed, seeing that his expenditure was only one-fourth of his income, he might have been called a prosperous man.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: 9 Love Leads a Shrewd Man into Strategy
13  A short walk brought us to it, a bleak moorland house, once the farm of some grazier in the old prosperous days, but now put into repair and turned into a modern dwelling.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 7. The Stapletons of Merripit House
14  His name was Evans, but he afterwards changed it, like myself, and he is now a rich and prosperous man in the south of England.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In V. The Adventure of The "Gloria Scott"
15  Their lord himself pours courage and prosperous strength on the Grecians, himself stirs the gods against the arms of Dardania.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Context  Highlight   In BOOK SECOND
Example Sentence: (28 in 2 pages)
1  Eventually he decided to move from the town where he had been known as a prosperous citizen.
2  Have a happy and prosperous year.
3  My husband joins me in hoping that you have a long and happy and prosperous life together.
4  There appeared to be a growing gulf between the prosperous south and the declining towns of the north.
5  The country was on the verge of becoming prosperous and successful.
6  The earthquake has struck one of India's most prosperous and economically significant states.
7  Most of the characters that perform in this book still live, and are prosperous and happy.
8  Learning is an ornament in prosperity, a refuge in adversity, and a provision in old age.
9  Allow me to congratulate you on the arrival of the New Year and to extend to you all my best wishes for your perfect health and lasting prosperity.
10  You have only to look around to see the prosperity of the district.
11  In time of prosperity, friends will be plenty.
12  Under the rule of Britain, the prosperity of the island increased considerably.
13  Let black and white as brothers, South Africa to the prosperity and development.
14  In time of prosperity, friends will be plenty; In time of adversity, not one amongst twenty.
15  And by boosting economic prosperity in Mexico, Canada and the United States, it will help us move forward on issues that concern all of us.