Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Vigorous; prosperous; thriving.

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  • verb Present participle of flourish.
  • noun The action of the verb flourish; flowering

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  • adjective very lively and profitable

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Examples

  • Much is said about the economical flourishing in the Kurdish region of Iraq, the Kurdish authorities and the pro-Kurdish western politicians waging campaigns about the ´flourishing democracy and economy´ in the Kurdish regions.

    American Chronicle

  • The great art to make a nation happy, and what we call flourishing, consists in giving everybody an opportunity of being employed; which to compass, let a Government's first care be to promote as great a variety of Manufacures, Arts and Handicrafts as human wit can invent; and the second to encourage Agriculture and

    The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money

  • The trouble is that "SOME corals are again flourishing on Bikini Atoll, the Pacific site of the largest American atom bomb ever exploded".

    The fragile ecology

  • The trouble is that "SOME corals are again flourishing on Bikini Atoll, the Pacific site of the largest American atom bomb ever exploded".

    Archive 2008-04-01

  • They are, in short, flourishing in a market that is now far more complex than the old caricature of Western firms '"exporting" well-paid jobs to poor nations, where salaries are far lower.

    Bottom to Best

  • Although the mention of Chiapas frequently brings to mind images of masked revolutionaries and steamy jungles, Mexico's southernmost state is a beautiful combination of mountains, plains and seacoast where tourism is once again flourishing as people rediscover the wonders of a region with deep pre-Hispanic routes.

    The Cuisine of Chiapas: Dining in Mexico's Last Frontier

  • Although the mention of Chiapas frequently brings to mind images of masked revolutionaries and steamy jungles, Mexico's southernmost state is a beautiful combination of mountains, plains and seacoast where tourism is once again flourishing as people rediscover the wonders of a region with deep pre-Hispanic routes.

    The Cuisine of Chiapas: Dining in Mexico's Last Frontier

  • Meanwhile, the depleted provinces continue to depend on equalisation handouts from increasingly more resentful taxpayers in flourishing parts of the country.

    Big Fish from Little Ponds: Can Canada's Regional Companies Succeed in the Global Economy?

  • By 1985, it was apparent that the U.S. was staggering under its twin burdens, while its allies 'economies were flourishing from the U.S. trade deficit.

    The Crash of 1987: What Did it Really Mean?

  • Greek mainland, the concentration of our population, once dispersed in flourishing centres the world over.

    Giorgos Seferis - Nobel Lecture

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