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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
 
Class V. Words Releasing to the Voluntary Powers
Division (I) Individual Volition
Section V. Results of Voluntary Action
 
734. Prosperity.
 
  
NOUN:PROSPERITY, welfare, well-being; affluence (wealth) [See Wealth]; success [See Success]; thrift, roaring trade; good -, smiles of - fortune; blessings, godsend; bed of roses; fat of the land, milk and honey, loaves and fishes, fleshpots of Egypt.
  LUCK; good -, run of- luck; sunshine; fair -weather, - wind; fair wind and no favor; palmy -, bright -, halcyon- days; piping times, tide, flood, high tide.
  GOLDEN AGE, golden time, Saturnia regna [L.], Saturnian age.
  MAN OF SUBSTANCE, made man, lucky dog, enfant gâté [F.], spoiled child of fortune.
  UPSTART, parvenu, nouveau riche [F.], narikin [Jap.], skipjack [dial. Eng.], mushroom.
  
VERB:PROSPER, thrive, flourish; be prosperous &c. adj.; drive a roaring trade; go on -well, - smoothly, - swimmingly; sail before the wind, swim with the tide; run -smooth, - smoothly, - on all fours [colloq.].
  rise -, get on- in the world; work -, make- one’s way; look up; lift -, raise- one’s head, make one’s fortune, feather one’s nest, make one’s pile [slang].
  flower, blow, blossom, bloom, fructify, bear fruit, fatten, batten.
  keep oneself afloat; keep -, hold- one’s head above water; light -, fall- on one’s -legs, - feet; drop into a good thing; bear a charmed life; bask in the sunshine; have a good (or fine) time of it; have a run, - of luck; have the good fortune &c. n. to; take a favorable turn; live -on the fat of the land, - in clover, - on velvet.
  
ADJECTIVE:PROSPEROUS; thriving &c. v.; in a fair way, buoyant; well off, well to do, well to live [archaic], set up [colloq.], well to do in the world; at one’s ease; rich [See Wealth]; in good case; in full feather, in high feather; fortunate, lucky, in luck; born with a silver spoon in one’s mouth, born under a lucky star; on the sunny side of the hedge.
  palmy, halcyon; agreeable [See Pleasurableness]; couleur de rose [F.].
  AUSPICIOUS, propitious, providential.
  
ADVERB:PROSPEROUSLY &c. adj.; swimmingly; as good luck would have it; beyond all -expectation, - hope; beyond one’s deserts; beyond the dreams of avarice.
  
QUOTATIONS:
  1. One’s star in the ascendant.
  2. All for the best.
  3. One’s course runs smooth.
  4. Chacun est l’artisan de sa fortune.
  5. Donec eris felix multos numerabis amicos.—Ovid
  6. Felicitas multos habet amicos.
  7. Felix se nescit amari.—Lucan
  8. Good luck go with thee.—Henry V
  9. Nulli est homini perpetuum bonum.—Plautus
  10. The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places; yea, I have a goodly heritage.—Bible

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