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Usage examples for prosperity

  1. If the South with all her power and skill cannot manage herself into prosperity, it is because the difficulty lies at her own doors, and she will not remove it. – An Appeal in Favor of that Class of Americans Called Africans by Lydia Maria Child
  2. Stern duty, a pure desire for the prosperity of the shop, had kept them at hard labour since before eight o'clock that morning! – The Old Wives' Tale by Arnold Bennett
  3. In this state of things the former are in a state of prosperity, the latter in a state of need. – The Ego and His Own by Max Stirner
  4. Surprising as it may seem, prosperity always brings an addition to the number of suicides. – Psychotherapy by James J. Walsh
  5. Thus it was given Isaiah to see the fruit of his labor in the peace and prosperity of Judah during the remainder of his life which he, undoubtedly, spent in peace with his family in his home in Jerusalem. – Stories of the Prophets (Before the Exile) by Isaac Landman
  6. There might be a promise of intelligence, but scarcely of prosperity, in the figure before him. – In the Carquinez Woods by Bret Harte
  7. Even Mrs. Dwight's vision of future prosperity had faded. – The Sisters-In-Law by Gertrude Atherton
  8. From her hopeful speech and her smiles, you would think that some good news had come to her- that she was on the eve of some long- looked- for, yet hardly- hoped prosperity. – Nancy A Novel by Rhoda Broughton
  9. Everything in the room spoke of long years of quiet prosperity. – Miss Merivale's Mistake by Mrs. Henry Clarke
  10. America is a great force for freedom and prosperity. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  11. It means prosperity and progress for both countries. – The Last Shot by Frederick Palmer
  12. With her husband's increasing prosperity, Mrs. Bays grew ever more distant in her manner toward Dic. – A Forest Hearth: A Romance of Indiana in the Thirties by Charles Major
  13. Mrs. Dickenson was evidently giving thought to Westmore's new prosperity, for it was she who asked Edward, across the table, Ed, while you are getting things, why don't you get an automobile? – Nobody's Child by Elizabeth Dejeans
  14. Give us prosperity, but not unto pride. – A Victor of Salamis by William Stearns Davis
  15. But their passion, which began in prosperity, was soon darkened. – The Disowned, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  16. The wicked have not his word and promise for prosperity, even not so much as to answer their necessities, but only they may sometimes prosper in the world, in his providence. – The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning by Hugh Binning
  17. They had both known poverty, and struggled through it hand- in- hand; and it was his greatest sorrow that she was taken from him at the moment when fortune was beginning to smile upon him, but too late for her to share in his prosperity. – Character by Samuel Smiles
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