THRIVE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of THRIVE
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thrive
 v.  make steady progress; prosper; flourish
Classic Sentence: (17 in 2 pages)
1  We haven't fared nohows, but fared to thrive.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 63. A VISITOR
2  In him some vital principle have in strange way found their utmost; and as his body keep strong and grow and thrive, so his brain grow too.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
3  They've run wild," he said, "but th strongest ones has fair thrived on it.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
4  We've worked as we ought to 't, and maybe we lived a leetle hard at first or so, but we have allus thrived.'
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 63. A VISITOR
5  Them as is not wanted scarce ever thrives.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
6  "The tree thrives well, beyond a doubt, madam," replied Dr. Grant.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
7  The zodiac thrives with them to such a point that it prevents their seeing the weeping child.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XVI—HOW FROM A BROTHER ONE BECOMES A FATHER
8  The street was small and what is called quiet, but it drove a thriving trade on the week-days.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson
Get Context   In CHAPTER STORY OF THE DOOR
9  And a steady lad he was, and a kind master he had to lend him a hand, and well he worked his own way forward to be rich and thriving.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER V
10  Thirty or forty years ago, before losses and chancery suits came upon it, it was a thriving place; but now it is a desolate island indeed.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER L
11  He was about as thriving as travelling basket and mat makers; but he had nothing to do with them.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 9 Love Leads a Shrewd Man into Strategy
12  Underneath the surface were misery and fear, but all the outward appearances were those of a thriving town that was rapidly rebuilding from its ruins, a bustling, hurrying town.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVII
13  Respectable citizens were scandalized to find that Atlanta had a large and thriving red-light district, larger and more thriving than during the war.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVII
14  Johnnie Gallegher's mill was thriving and the lumber yard selling all his supply easily, but nothing Johnnie did or said pleased her.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LVI
15  She possessed an art that sufficed, even in a land that afforded comparatively little scope for its exercise, to supply food for her thriving infant and herself.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In V. HESTER AT HER NEEDLE
Example Sentence: (19 in 2 pages)
1  Children thrive on fresh air and good food.
2  A man can never thrive who had a wasteful wife.
3  He that will thrive must rise at five.
4  I believe that your business will thrive more this year.
5  A business cannot thrive without investment.
6  These hardy mountain folk seem to thrive on the cold.
7  TV coverage is the sine qua non of a sport if it is to thrive.
8  Ill weeds are sure to thrive.
9  The easy way for a group to thrive is to have an active web presence getting its message out.
10  The rock star thrived on the adulation of his groupies and yes men.
11  His business thrived in the years before the war.
12  Industry rarely thrives under government control.
13  The film industry thrives on the sexual exploitation of women.
14  There was a thriving black market in foreign currency.
15  Some components of a thriving friendship are honesty, naturalness, thoughtfulness, some common interests.