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 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 New York has a thriving start-up scene, and big tech companies are already rapidly expanding their presence in the city. Washington Post, "New Amazon lease for NY space renews debate over failed deal," 8 Dec. 2019 In liberal Louisville, whose thriving restaurant scene and affordable cost of living have attracted expats from major cities, along with the upwardly mobile of rural Kentucky, antipathy toward McConnell abounds. NBC News, "Democrats dream about defeating Mitch McConnell. Can they do it?," 25 Nov. 2019 Israel's thriving scene is in part thanks to its government's Innovation Authority, which provides company grants and has financed a $28 million food tech incubator. Nell Lewis, CNN, "What's fueling the boom in food technology?," 4 Nov. 2019 All of that ghoulish gallivanting is likely to work up an appetite and, luckily, Salem is host to a thriving food scene. Nico Amarca, Marie Claire, "How to Spend 24 Hours in Salem, Massachusetts," 21 Oct. 2019 But the town is also home to a thriving arts scene, miles of outdoor trails and plenty of places to sip and savor the flavors of the region. Trisha Boyer, USA TODAY, "The SoCal beach towns you shouldn't miss between Los Angeles and San Diego," 27 Aug. 2019 Santa Fe might conjure up images of Pueblo Revival architecture and authentic vigas, but there is also a thriving contemporary scene. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Art-filled contemporary in Santa Fe asks $4M," 12 July 2019 Then his single mother managed to rent an apartment in the neighboring town of Westfield, which was thriving and predominantly white. Sharon Otterman, New York Times, "New Jersey Law Codifies School Segregation, Suit Says," 17 May 2018 Still, Buda had a thriving Jewish community until the Nazis arrived in 1944. Cnaan Liphshiz,, "Jewish communities returning to their origins in Budapest’s quiet western district," 26 Nov. 2019

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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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4 Jan 2020

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“Thriving.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 18 January 2020.

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