Examples of prosperous in a Sentence
The company had a prosperous year.
He predicted a prosperous future.
Recent Examples of prosperous from the Web
But that White Center is being subsumed by a more-prosperous version.
The U.S.-German partnership has been a pillar of a stable, democratic and prosperous Europe.
The Woods brothers are rich and prosperous stockbrokers.
Once a prosperous resort with handsome guest houses and sandy beaches, the rise of cheap foreign vacations in the 1970s robbed the local tourism industry of visitors and devastated its economy.
North Korea must understand that the only path to a secure, economically-prosperous future is to abandon its development of nuclear weapons, ballistic missiles, and other weapons of mass destruction.
A decade later a tornado damaged the roof of the 1952 warehouse but the monolithic Roundhouse continues to stand high and dry, a fitting legacy to the role of rail transportation in Birmingham’s once prosperous iron and steel industry.
Marlene Warren lived in the prosperous Aero Club neighborhood in Wellington, where many of the large homes on one-acre lots have backyard hangars for their owners’ private planes.
The once prosperous government workers who had frequented the store were now jobless, and Ohmaye’s father went bankrupt.
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Origin and Etymology of prosperous
Middle English, from Medieval Latin prosperosus, from Latin prosperus
First Known Use: 15th century
PROSPEROUS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of prosperous for English Language Learners
: having success usually by making a lot of money
PROSPEROUS Defined for Kids
Definition of prosperous for Students
1 : having or showing success or financial good fortune
2 : strong and healthy in growth a prosperous town
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