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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Vigorous; prosperous; thriving.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. very lively and profitable


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  • 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".

    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

  • 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

  • One in five people in Britain could be described as "flourishing", compared to 14 per cent in France. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • Field's politics have been shaped by his thoughtful Anglicanism, his conviction that, as he told the magazine of the Anglican Diocese of London in 2000: "the behaviour of individuals is affected strongly by the manner in which state benefits are made available, so it is important that the single biggest government budget should be used to encourage core values that are essential for the long term flourishing of society as a whole ... the government will have to come back and propose welfare reforms which work with the grain of human nature rather than against it".

    The poor and the Burkean from Birkenhead


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