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Word: affluence

Definition: abundance; wealth


Sentences Containing 'affluence'

Having emerged from the poverty and obscurity in which I was born and bred, to a state of affluence and some degree of reputation in the world, and having gone so far through life with a considerable share of felicity, the conducing means I made use of, which with the blessing of God so well succeeded, my posterity may like to know, as they may find some of them suitable to their own situations, and therefore fit to be imitated.
If, in these places, therefore, the labouring poor can maintain their families in dear years, they must be at their ease in times of moderate plenty, and in affluence in those of extraordinary cheapness.
If the labouring poor, therefore, can maintain their families in those parts of the kingdom where the price of labour is lowest, they must be in affluence where it is highest.
If the labouring poor, therefore, can maintain their families in the one part of the united kingdom, they must be in affluence in the other.
When profits are high, that sober virtue seems to be superfluous, and expensive luxury to suit better the affluence of his situation.
For one very rich man, there must be at least five hundred poor, and the affluence of the few supposes the indigence of the many.
The affluence of the rich excites the indignation of the poor, who are often both driven by want, and prompted by envy to invade his possessions.
Proceed therefore, and inquire further, whether it may not be that those things also which being mentioned upon the stage were merrily, and with great applause of the multitude, scoffed at with this jest, that they that possessed them had not in all the world of their own, (such was their affluence and plenty) so much as a place where to avoid their excrements.

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