prosperity

noun
pros·per·i·ty | \ prä-ˈsper-ə-tē \

Definition of prosperity 

: the condition of being successful or thriving especially : economic well-being

Examples of prosperity in a Sentence

a period of prosperity for our nation

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And Houstonians in oil and gas and those who care about our long-term economic prosperity must take heed: The big paydays most certainly won’t last forever. Houston Chronicle, "Competition for top talent keeps pay scale high in oil industry," 13 July 2018 Indeed, for a sizable contingent of Americans, the pickup truck has emerged as a means of establishing their ties to a distinctly blue-collar identity in the course of flaunting their bourgeois prosperity. James C. Cobb, Smithsonian, "The Pickup Truck’s Transformation From Humble Workhorse to Fancy Toy," 3 July 2018 Deterrence no doubt played its part, but prosperity and a lower birth rate in Mexico almost certainly mattered more. The Economist, "How the West’s immigration policies clash with values," 21 June 2018 Public companies should be managed for long-term prosperity, not to meet latest quarterly earnings estimates. Phillip Molnar, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Should companies end quarterly earnings guidance?," 15 June 2018 Over a decade ago, Lowery-Hart got involved with a community initiative to to get a handle on the threats to Amarillo’s prosperity. Marcella Bombardieri, The Atlantic, "One College's Struggle to Get Poor Students Through School," 30 May 2018 The new prosperity, often funded with capital from Cuban emigres overseas, prompted resentment and complaints from the hundreds of thousands of Cubans who still live on state salaries averaging $30 a month. Andrea Rodriguez, The Seattle Times, "Cuba lifting freeze on new private tourism businesses," 10 July 2018 The new prosperity, often funded with capital from Cuban emigres overseas, prompted resentment and complaints from the hundreds of thousands of Cubans who still live on state salaries averaging $30 a month. Washington Post, "Cuba lifting freeze on new private tourism businesses," 10 July 2018 But the prosperity of a nation is the bedrock of any plan for justice and equality. Stacy Meichtry, WSJ, "Macron Tries to Shore Up Support for French Economic Overhaul," 9 July 2018

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13th century, in the meaning defined above

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prosperity

noun

English Language Learners Definition of prosperity

: the state of being successful usually by making a lot of money

prosperity

noun
pros·per·i·ty | \ prä-ˈsper-ə-tē \

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: the state of being successful usually by making money

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