Examples of affluence in a Sentence
this affluence of new students is straining an already crowded school system
Recent Examples of affluence from the Web
Ironically, as the neighborhood has gained in affluence, donations to City Slicker Farms have fallen since 2012.
The two companies see opportunities as growing affluence in India allows more people to turn to private health care and as the government prepares to provide poor families free access to medical facilities.
Orange County is known for its affluence, and for its tourist industry.
Decades of affluence and an increase in the average American home’s size (which grew to 2,466 square feet in 2017) have created a fertile environment for the kitchen island.
In the United States in particular, mass production enabled a culture of mass waste in which middle-class affluence was synonymous with the reckless expenditure of natural resources.
The result has been considerable affluence, the world’s largest and most dynamic economy for decades, and a very high per-capita income.
That has helped fill local parking lots with Mercedes and BMWs, but the affluence is increasingly under threat.
The growing affluence and educational attainment of white Democrats might give them a much better chance of earning a turnout advantage than in the past.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'affluence.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
What Is The Origin of affluence?
Affluence comes from the Latin verb affluere, "to flow abundantly". Thus, someone or something blessed with affluence has received an incoming flood of riches. Since the affluent residents of suburbs often work in the central city but pay taxes back home, the wealth of some metropolitan areas tends to flow in one direction—out.
Origin and Etymology of affluence
AFFLUENCE Defined for Kids
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up affluence? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).