from The Century Dictionary.

  • Past participle of thrive.
  • Grown.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • p. p. of thrive.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Past participle of thrive


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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

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

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  • 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


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