Definition of 'prosperous'
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This is a prosperous country and the existence of poverty on its present scale is shaming. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The business of a strong leader is to build a prosperous country, secure in its justice for all its citizens. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This love will put you at the centre of a large and prosperous family. The Sun (2009)The more prosperous areas have substantial brick homes. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Their citizens individually have been happy and the nation prosperous. America Past and Present (1995)Now we must begin the task of planning a prosperous future for our nation. Times, Sunday Times (2014)For three decades after the war it was relatively prosperous. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Full of happy and prosperous family members? Times, Sunday Times (2013)Less prosperous areas got less than one per cent of the money they gambled. The Sun (2011)Each brings with it the promise of a more prosperous future. Times, Sunday Times (2015)And it could be frozen out of the most prosperous oil exploration areas in the world. The Sun (2010)Countries such as ours cannot rely on past success to keep them prosperous in the future. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Most of us would not choose to live in a prosperous nation that had ceased to be democratic. The Times Literary Supplement (2010)Besides these strong performances there are some delicious ensemble scenes in which the absurdities of prosperous country life are sent up. The Times Literary Supplement (2008)Switzerland is a very prosperous country. Times, Sunday Times (2016)LET'S accept for a moment that an independent Scotland will be more successful and prosperous. The Sun (2013) People are more prosperous but they don't feel at ease. Times, Sunday Times (2007)In the 1960s people became more prosperous and blocks of flats appeared. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The family were prosperous, owning a successful sporting goods retail business. Times, Sunday Times (2008)They recognise that we have a lot to offer as a stable, prosperous democratic country. The Sun (2016)His prosperous upper middle-class family were predominantly civil servants and academics. Thinking the Unthinkable (1994)The world was finally at peace, the country united and prosperous. The American Nation: A History of the United States to 1877 (1995)Sitting for a relatively prosperous rural constituency, political activism was a personal choice rather than a political necessity. THE GUARDSMEN (2004)We pass up into the mountains, leaving behind the slipping margin of the most prosperous nation on earth. THE EARTH: An Intimate History (2004)Malaysia's transformation from an agrarian society to a relatively prosperous newly emerging manufacturing nation in five decades is impressive. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The rich volcanic soil had once more encouraged the growth of a prosperous people, who had spread over vulnerable areas. THE EARTH: An Intimate History (2004)The by-election shows Labour making no progress at all in prosperous areas and with a lack of coherence at the top. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
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British English: prosperous ADJECTIVE
Prosperous people, places, and economies are rich and successful.
...the youngest son of a relatively prosperous family.
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