Definition: abundance; wealth
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.
A man of great intellect and affluence, Fogg enters into a wager with a fellow Eridanian citing that he can circumnavigate the globe in exactly eighty days.
Marked by extravagant building projects and restorations in the new capital of Damascus, the administration of al-Walid was very wealthy, though this affluence was owed in great part to the prudent management of his father from whom he inherited the Caliphate.
Lisa Reeves, who reviewed the episode recorded in Wilmslow, commented on how Steel's socialist political views did not mix with the affluence of Wilmslow and nearby Alderley Edge, which he also visited for the purposes of the recording.
Most of the remaining Korean population have shifted away from the fishing industry, and their children have largely entered professional fields, achieving relative affluence.
Proponents argue that modern human populations subsisting on traditional diets, allegedly similar to those of Paleolithic hunter-gatherers, are largely free of diseases of affluence and that Paleolithic diets in humans have shown improved health outcomes relative to other widely-recommended diets.
Even some authors who may otherwise appear to be critical of the concept of Paleolithic diet have argued that high energy density of modern diets, as compared to ancestral/primate diets, contributes to the incidence of diseases of affluence in the industrial world.
In response to this argument, advocates of the paleodiet state that while Paleolithic foragers did have a short average life expectancy, modern human populations with lifestyles resembling that of our preagricultural ancestors have little or no diseases of affluence, despite sufficient numbers of elderly.
Critics further contend that food energy excess, rather than the consumption of specific novel foods, such as grains and dairy products, underlies the diseases of affluence.
Tcherkelov’s analysis of Bulgarian society culminated in "Reality Show" (1998), a video that, with numerous art historical references, satirizes the affluence and decadence of the international film and music industry transferred to Sofia.
Harkin was born into general affluence and a politically powerful family.
Their affluence and pomp are legends even in their days.
There also were merchants of comparatively lesser affluence.
The dilemma of the ever-increasing poor in the midst of constantly growing affluence presses upon us and must inevitably be met within the framework of our democratic constitutional government, if our system is to survive as such.
India's booming construction industry also receives that added fillip and rising affluence has created greater demand for goods and services thereby boosting Indian industrial growth.
He is also a liberation theologian who considers postmodernity an era in which "we wallow in private affluence while squatting in public squalor."
"Famine, Affluence, and Morality" is an essay written by Peter Singer in 1971 and published in "Philosophy and Public Affairs" in 1972.
Gilbert Harman has stated that he considers 'Famine, Affluence, and Morality' as one of the most famous articles in ethics.
Tripe has come to be regarded as a mere pet food as the increased affluence of post war Britain has reduced the appeal of this once staple food.
Written as Sri or Shree or Sree or Shri, it stands for abundance, auspiciousness, affluence, grace, wealth, light, luster, splendor, beauty, loveliness and authority.
The 75%+ home ownership rate is another indicator of affluence in the area.
Hussey Burgh seems to have been universally liked: " mild, moderate and patriotic...friendly to a fault, and disinterested to a weakness...honest without affluence and ambitious without corruption.
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overturn - turn over; capsize; topple
sporadic - occurring irregularly; intermittent
subliminal - below the threshold of conscious perception; Ex. subliminal advertisement
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trickster - person who cheats people
obtrude - push (oneself or one's ideas) forward or intrude; impose (oneself or one's ideas) on others; butt in; stick out or extrude; thrust out; Ex. obtrude A on B; ADJ. obtrusive; N. obtrusion; CF. unobtrusive
humdrum - dull; monotonous