thriving

adjective
thriv·​ing | \ ˈthrī-viŋ How to pronounce thriving (audio) \

Definition of thriving

: characterized by success or prosperity a thriving business

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Other Words from thriving

thrivingly \ ˈthrī-​viŋ-​lē How to pronounce thrivingly (audio) \ adverb

Examples of thriving in a Sentence

our new landscaping business is thriving the once thriving downtown has fallen into steep decline since the new mall was built
Recent Examples on the Web Libraries lately have become thriving hubs of community. Ask Amy, al, "Ask Amy: Late husband’s mothers plan elaborate funeral and pin wife with the enormous bill," 28 July 2019 Libraries lately have become thriving hubs of community. Amy Dickinson, Washington Post, "Ask Amy: After husband’s death, wife gets stuck with the bill," 28 July 2019 Libraries lately have become thriving hubs of community. Amy Dickinson, Detroit Free Press, "After husband’s death, wife gets stuck with the bill," 28 July 2019 Libraries lately have become thriving hubs of community. Amy Dickinson, The Denver Post, "Ask Amy: After husband’s death, wife gets stuck with the bill," 28 July 2019 Libraries lately have become thriving hubs of community. Amy Dickinson, The Mercury News, "Ask Amy: Stunned widow gets stuck with bill for something she never wanted," 28 July 2019 Libraries lately have become thriving hubs of community. Amy Dickinson, chicagotribune.com, "Ask Amy: Widow stuck with $20K funeral bill," 28 July 2019 But as the studies allude, the pop-up show's vision of a thriving deep sea hub is just as—if not more—vulnerable to the effects of climate change as the lands surrounding Earth's oceans. Meilan Solly, Smithsonian, "A New Pop-Up Exhibit in NYC Immerses Visitors in a Deep Sea Experience," 1 June 2019 The move is part of a growing trend by Chinese biopharma companies to expand their vision, and their operations, globally by tapping into the thriving Massachusetts life sciences hub. Jonathan Saltzman, BostonGlobe.com, "Chinese biopharma company will build $60 million plant in Worcester," 12 June 2018

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First Known Use of thriving

1604, in the meaning defined above

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25 Oct 2019

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The first known use of thriving was in 1604

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