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  • v. Past participle of thrive

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • p. p. of thrive.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Past participle of thrive.
  • Grown.


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  • I hate to nitpick about this, but please, please, can people begin to say "thriven" and "throve"?

    That List Of "Democrats And Indys" Backing McCain? It's A Bit Of A Sham.

  • They have thriven well and increased with great rapidity, so that now (1869) the whole town is full of them.

    Cepaea nemoralis

  • Such things as could be said for him were said, — how he had taken to industrious habits, and had thriven lawfully and reputably.

    Great Expectations

  • He has thriven even as I have; and he has found, as I have, that in making one friend at Court you make ten foes; but ‘Oderint dum metuant’ is no more my motto than his,

    Westward Ho!

  • And what am I but a poor, wasted, wan-thriven tree, dug up by the roots, and flung out to waste in the highway, that man and beast may tread it under foot?

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian

  • Easily the worst of the (mostly great) writers from the British Isles to have ever thriven in America (although Millar has a shot at deserving that dubious distinction, too).

    WAR STORIES Vol 2. Vertigo (DC) Comics, 2006

  • The arrangement — for it was little more — had worked satisfactorily enough; Grace had thriven, and Melbury had not repented.

    The Woodlanders

  • Then I have a quarrel against his face, though in his person, for a well-thriven man, tolerably genteel — Not to his features so much neither; for what, as you have often observed, are features in a man? —

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • Very much of the stewardship and management of the property had been in their hands, and they had thriven as honest men, but as men with a tolerably sharp eye to their own interests.

    The American Senator

  • Therefore we pursued our way, in excellent condition, having thriven upon the credit of that very popular highwayman, and being surrounded with regrets that he had left the profession, and sometimes begged to intercede that he might help the road again.

    Lorna Doone


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