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peace and prosperity
▪ We have had eight years of peace and prosperity.
▪ According to the economic libertarian's theory, there should have been an increase in economic prosperity.
▪ She also quickly realized that economic prosperity would more than make up for her political defeat.
▪ He contends that economic prosperity has given the voters the opportunity to choose on issues like abortion and the environment.
▪ The crime wave that spurred them has been falling steadily in times of greater economic prosperity.
▪ Home rule and decentralisation will ensure that economic power and prosperity is spread throughout Britain.
▪ The outcome could have widened the already-growing gap between rich and poor and profoundly affected our economic prosperity for decades.
▪ For all its imperfections, land reform is essential to racial peace, economic prosperity, and, arguably, environmental justice.
▪ Forbes, speaking by telephone, promoted his flat tax plan as a catalyst for economic prosperity.
▪ The continuity of a successful outcome of the tendering process is the springboard of a company's future growth and prosperity.
▪ I think it is integral for the future prosperity of downtown.
▪ The company is then faced with the prospect of stepping from private ownership to public ownership to ensure future prosperity.
▪ The future prosperity of the nation depended upon successful accommodation of the forces of post-industrial change.
▪ Small businesses are the seedcorn of our future prosperity.
▪ She could never have suspected that at that very moment, the camera maker's future prosperity hung in the balance.
▪ This assistance inevitably spilled over as an increase in general prosperity for the ordinary Milanese city dweller.
▪ Stark and Evans is meeting its obligations thanks to the general prosperity in the markets.
▪ Yet general prosperity was rising too, and unemployment was falling anyway.
▪ Agriculture was lagging behind the general prosperity levels.
▪ The latter reveal a general growth in prosperity, with more solid goods to be left after death.
▪ The result was low inflation, job creation that was the envy of the developed world, and general prosperity.
▪ Tyneside in particular and the North East in general was a zone of great prosperity.
▪ She held herself raised by her great prosperity above all that ordinary mortals fear and reverence.
▪ Milan by contrast seems at first sight a city of the nineteenth century, the era of its greatest prosperity.
▪ Some of the changes stemmed directly from the wartime period, others from the greater material prosperity of the 1920s.
▪ If Gore loses, he will have lost as an incumbent at a time of peace and great prosperity.
▪ It could lead to greater prosperity, lower inflation, more jobs and greater national influence.
▪ Smith also knew that individual motivation, invention, and innovation inspire an economy to greater prosperity.
▪ They are the generators of the material prosperity which is now taken for granted in the West.
▪ This suggests that in some circumstances material prosperity may increase without cultural patterns changing markedly.
▪ Such marginalization of older people was accompanied by increasing material prosperity and political activism.
▪ Yet material prosperity is in no way guaranteed.
▪ There is, in other words, plenty of evidence of poverty indicated by the traditional markers of lack of material prosperity.
▪ Meanwhile Europhiles delude themselves that material prosperity attributable to membership can move emotions.
▪ In Britain, despite growing national prosperity, one in four children is growing up in poverty.
▪ The post-industrial transition, the Commission suggested, was breaking the economic bond between national and city prosperity.
▪ Success in social policy depends on growth in national prosperity.
▪ No one saw more clearly than President Herrera how necessary these were to national peace, prosperity, and progress.
▪ We will introduce fair taxes Attacking poverty is an essential component of Labour's programme for national recovery and prosperity.
▪ But even the idea of spatial trickle-own incorporates an expectation that not all areas gain from national prosperity.
▪ You could be opening up the way to new prosperity.
▪ Significantly, this new prosperity is not confined to the business elite or even the emerging middle class.
▪ Now, with fewer than 2,000 workers in our pits, Cardiff docklands must find a new identity and a new prosperity.
▪ Slowly but surely, the benefits of the new prosperity are spreading to embrace all parts of the province.
▪ Much of Britain in the Midlands and the south relished the new prosperity the Thatcher years had brought.
▪ But the opposition is not alone in seeing the appearance of new prosperity as in part a mirage.
▪ To cope with the demands of the growing city population attracted by the new prosperity, sewers were built.
▪ The relative prosperity of the town does not justify Development Area status it's as simple as that.
▪ There are several ways of considering the relative levels of prosperity in different regions.
▪ In the first years after independence, relative prosperity masked the difficulty.
▪ However, this relative prosperity tends to obscure the precarious living conditions of the 3.5m Kurds who live in the area.
▪ Investment in canals had brought prosperity for many shareholders and there was similar enthusiasm to invest in the railways.
▪ Cybele, as Fortune, also brings peace and prosperity between wars.
▪ In their time they were regarded as great magicians who brought prosperity to these parts.
▪ Trade brings prosperity, said Evans.
▪ Industrial expansion had brought no prosperity to the majority of the population.
▪ Pax Britannica was supposed to bring peace and prosperity to the world.
▪ Many Basques quietly agree that only a negotiated end to the conflict will bring back peace and prosperity to their region.
▪ Recovery must be based on investment, for only investment will create lasting prosperity.
▪ The generation that fought World War 11 also created the extraordinary prosperity that followed the conflict.
▪ As long as the country continues to enjoy prosperity sufficient to accommodate both agricultural and industrial sectors large-scale open conflict is unlikely.
▪ Most of the rest of Sussex seems to have enjoyed the prosperity which peaked in the late thirteenth century.
▪ The company is then faced with the prospect of stepping from private ownership to public ownership to ensure future prosperity.
▪ Its society would simply absorb, reshape and adapt to ensure the fate and prosperity of the individual.
▪ Both of these will boost trade and increase our prosperity.
▪ Such marginalization of older people was accompanied by increasing material prosperity and political activism.
▪ The international economic environment Most economists are agreed that the period 1948 to 1973 was one of increasing world prosperity.
▪ We want all our people to share in growing prosperity and to have a stake in the country's future.
▪ However, the numbers who were unable to share in this prosperity due to unemployment soared from 1.09m to 2.65m people.
▪ a time of economic prosperity
▪ For its part, the government concluded that lowering the population growth rate would enhance the prosperity of the nation.
▪ However, the numbers who were unable to share in this prosperity due to unemployment soared from 1.09m to 2.65m people.
▪ However, the real foundations of prosperity lay elsewhere.
▪ The 1980s housing boom coincided with a period of prosperity in the South Bay.
▪ The chemical industry makes a crucial contribution to our health and prosperity and to protection of the environment.
▪ The former has the longest and most consistent record of prosperity.
▪ They had the opportunity to make up for this loss by sharing in 40 years of prosperity under a democratic system.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Prosperity \Pros*per"i*ty\, n. [F. prosp['e]rit['e], L. prosperitas. See Prosperous.] The state of being prosperous; advance or gain in anything good or desirable; successful progress in any business or enterprise; attainment of the object desired; good fortune; success; as, commercial prosperity; national prosperity.

Now prosperity begins to mellow.

Prosperities can only be enjoyed by them who fear not at all to lose them. -- Jer. Taylor.

Syn: Prosperousness; thrift; weal; welfare; well being; happiness.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

c.1200, from Old French prosprete (12c., Modern French prospérité) and directly from Latin prosperitatem (nominative prosperitas) "good fortune," from prosperus (see prosper).


n. The condition of being prosperous, of having good fortune

  1. n. an economic state of growth with rising profits and full employment

  2. the condition of prospering; having good fortune [syn: successfulness]

Prosperity, SC -- U.S. town in South Carolina
Population (2000): 1047
Housing Units (2000): 456
Land area (2000): 2.111435 sq. miles (5.468591 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.002248 sq. miles (0.005823 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 2.113683 sq. miles (5.474414 sq. km)
FIPS code: 58705
Located within: South Carolina (SC), FIPS 45
Location: 34.210657 N, 81.534347 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 29127
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Prosperity, SC
Prosperity, WV -- U.S. Census Designated Place in West Virginia
Population (2000): 1310
Housing Units (2000): 624
Land area (2000): 1.558323 sq. miles (4.036037 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 1.558323 sq. miles (4.036037 sq. km)
FIPS code: 65836
Located within: West Virginia (WV), FIPS 54
Location: 37.835936 N, 81.205919 W
ZIP Codes (1990):
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Prosperity, WV

Prosperity is the state of flourishing, thriving, good fortune or successful social status. Prosperity often encompasses wealth but also includes other factors which can be independent of wealth to varying degrees, such as happiness and health.

Prosperity (Irish TV series)

Prosperity is a series of four one-hour dramas for television from director Lenny Abrahamson and writer Mark O'Halloran. Prosperity features "four powerful, moving and funny stories set on the same day, with each episode examining the life of a single character." The series first aired on 3 September 2007 on RTÉ, and was produced by Ed Guiney and Catherine Magee for Element Films.

The series was nominated for six Irish Film and Television Awards in 2008 and won two, for Directing (Lenny Abrahamson) and Script (Mark O'Halloran).

Prosperity (disambiguation)

Prosperity is the state of having wealth or good fortune.

Prosperity may also refer to:

Places in the United States:

  • Prosperity, Florida, an unincorporated community
  • Prosperity, Indiana, an unincorporated town
  • Prosperity, Pennsylvania, an unincorporated community
  • Prosperity, South Carolina, a town
  • Prosperity, West Virginia, a census-designated place
  • Prosperity, United States Virgin Islands, a settlement

In film and television:

  • Prosperity (film), starring Marie Dressler
  • Prosperity (TV series), an Irish television drama series
  • Prosperity (Singaporean TV series), a Singaporean Chinese family drama
Prosperity (film)

Prosperity is a 1932 American comedy-drama film starring Marie Dressler and Polly Moran. The two leading actresses play longtime matriarchal ladies comically sparring off each other, and trying to control their intertwined lives.

Prosperity (Singaporean TV series)

Prosperity (simplified Chinese: 喜事年年) is a Singaporean Chinese family drama produced by MatrixVision, revolving around the lives of three sisters having their own families. It made its debut on Singapore's free-to-air channel, MediaCorp Channel 8 on 10 January 2010 and ended on 11 February 2011. This drama serial consists of 22 episodes, and was screened on every weekday night at 9.00 pm.

This drama had made its rerun from 29 December 2011 and ended on 31 January 2012, at 5.30p.m.

Usage examples of "prosperity".

The increasing myriads, who acknowledged Mahomet as their king and prophet, had been compelled by his arms, or allured by his prosperity.

For the economic rationale of this, I must refer disciples of Siegfried to a tract from my hand published by the Fabian Society and entitled The Impossibilities of Anarchism, which explains why, owing to the physical constitution of our globe, society cannot effectively organize the production of its food, clothes and housing, nor distribute them fairly and economically on any anarchic plan: nay, that without concerting our social action to a much higher degree than we do at present we can never get rid of the wasteful and iniquitous welter of a little riches and a deal of poverty which current political humbug calls our prosperity and civilization.

Latins should, as participators, enjoy the prosperity of the Roman people, rather than that they should be constantly either apprehending or suffering the demolition of their town and the devastations of their lands, which they suffered formerly in the reign of Ancus, afterwards in the reign of his own father.

Valens was persuaded, that royal liberality can be supplied only by public oppression, and his ambition never aspired to secure, by their actual distress, the future strength and prosperity of his people.

Riding northward on his return from the Western Sudan in 1353, Ibn Battuta saw these desert-bordering marts in the flower of their prosperity.

It was de Batz who was to get the reward, and whose welfare and prosperity mattered more than the most precious life in Europe.

We would drive to the bottling plant, we would not break in, there would be plentiful evidence of legal prosperity and we would drive sedately home.

Ian had explained to me that one buries iron beneath a new hearth, to ensure blessing and prosperity on the house.

The thin margin of their prosperity and the absurdity of calling them exploiters was revealed in Soviet census data examined by Richard Pipes, showing that only 2 percent of peasant households had any hired help, and these averaged one employee each.

Their affliction brought the Dryfooses into humaner relations with the Marches, who had hitherto regarded them as a necessary evil, as the odious means of their own prosperity.

A threshold of public tolerance has been breached: Metastatic growth is no longer seen as necessary for prosperity.

Women as Martyrs I have given three reasons for the prosperity of the notion that man is a natural polygamist, bent eternally upon fresh dives into Lake of Brimstone No.

I turned away, pretending not to know her, for the sight of her was disagreeable to me, but in a sad voice she called me by my name, congratulating me on my prosperity and bewailing her own wretchedness.

Despite the excitability of his nature, which often led to outbursts of hysteria, he had the patience to wait and the shrewdness to realize that the climate of material prosperity and of a feeling of relaxation which settled over Germany in those years was not propitious for his purposes.

With copious energy and with better population control, standards of living rose, the food supply improved, the distribution of resources was rationalized and, in general, an era of prosperity and contentment was in bloom.