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

Definition of thriving

: characterized by success or prosperity a thriving business

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thrivingly \ ˈthrī-​viŋ-​lē How to pronounce thriving (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 The state strove to balance its ambitious goals with the need to maintain a thriving economy and prevent residents’ living costs from ballooning, Theoharides said. Naomi Martin,, "Mass. to require all new cars sold to be electric by 2035 as part of climate-change measures," 30 Dec. 2020 While most small business owners were sent into a tailspin as general economic uncertainty and consumer anxiety reached a peak, there were a few that were actually thriving — or poised to do so. Kristin Iversen,, "Oat Milk Nation: How COVID Changed How We Drink," 17 Dec. 2020 This message is so important now because more than ever, Trans women are actually thriving. Stephen Daw, Billboard, "Peppermint, Mila Jam & Deja Smith Mark Transgender Day of Remembrance With 'But ... I Survived' Video," 20 Nov. 2020 Countries, workers and industries that rely on making stuff—from computers to furniture to toys—are getting by, or even thriving, amid the economic maelstrom. Paul Hannon, WSJ, "Manufacturers Fare Better Than Many Service Providers in Covid-19 Economy," 7 Nov. 2020 Multiple factors are feeding it, including the thriving housing market which is prompting buyers to purchase new appliances. Charisse Jones, USA TODAY, "'We are likely to be short.' Air fryers, toys may be harder to find in first holiday since COVID," 30 Oct. 2020 The dumping, which the men and women scavenging for metal said has been going on unchecked for months, has created a thriving black market in Mexico, as border wall construction in Arizona ramps up ahead of Election Day in the United States. Rafael Carranza, The Arizona Republic, "Border wall construction waste ends up dumped in Mexico. There, it reaches a thriving black market," 3 Oct. 2020 Where the borer had taken its toll in the early 2000s, ash seedlings and saplings were thriving, sometimes reaching densities of more than 1200 per hectare within the subsequent decade. Elizabeth Pennisi, Science | AAAS, "A sparkling beetle could spell doom for North America’s ash trees," 23 Sep. 2020 The 71-year-old Korean immigrant, who had come from an impoverished childhood to grow a thriving vegetable business in Columbia, Missouri, had seemed to be winning her nearly two-month battle with the virus. NBC News, "Latest on Covid vaccine distribution and second stimulus checks," 19 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of thriving

1604, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of thriving was in 1604

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16 Jan 2021

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“Thriving.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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