Examples of affluence in a sentence
<this affluence of new students is straining an already crowded school system>
Did You Know?
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
First Known Use: 14th century
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