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- adj. That thrives; successful; flourishing or prospering.
- n. The action of the verb to thrive.
- v. Present participle of thrive.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Prosperous or successful; advancing in well-being or wealth; thrifty; flourishing: increasing; growing: as, a thriving mechanic; a thriving trader; a thriving town.
- Successful; famous; worthy.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. very lively and profitable
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LONDON - As a government-commissioned inquiry into Britain's journalistic practices opened Monday, its chief lawyer delivered a series of bombshell revelations about what he called a "thriving cottage industry" of illegality at the defunct News of the World tabloid.
-- I never heard that any prodigies preceded or accompanied his nativity; or that the planets, or his mother's cravings during her pregnancy, had sealed him with any particular mark or badge of distinction: but have been well assured he was a fine boy, sucked heartily of his mother's milk, and what they call a thriving child.
Connolly barely held on in thriving suburban Fairfax - the county he long represented on the County Board of Supervisors - and lost the Prince William County portion of his district.
I hope open Symbian turns that into an again thriving ecosystem.
In Biddya, close to the Israeli settlement of Ariel and the industrial zone of Brukin, the women's group, Women for Life (WfL), and the student organization called Flowers Against the Occupation both see that survival and thriving is also part of the agenda of non-violent resistance.
In the end, the mission succeeds and humanity is once again thriving on the newly resurrected planet.
How can the President and his advisors claim that the economy is "thriving" - when 35 million Americans in our country, the richest country in the history of the world, struggled to put food on the table last year and the number of the hungriest Americans keeps going up?
Major bot networks dedicated to the spreading of spam are once again thriving.
But surely the objective listener must recognize that the notion of "thriving" itself is utterly subjective.
Rising prices have fueled what authorities here describe as a thriving black market for lamb and mutton, with stolen animals butchered in makeshift slaughterhouses before their meat is illegally sold to small grocery stores, pubs and penny-wise consumers.