|Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (18701938). Rogets International Thesaurus. 1922.|
|Class V. Words Releasing to the Voluntary Powers|
|Division (I) Individual Volition|
| Section V. Results of Voluntary Action|
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|NOUN:||PROSPERITY, welfare, well-being; affluence (wealth) [See Wealth]; success [See Success]; thrift, roaring trade; good -, smiles of - fortune; blessings, godsend; bed of roses; fat of the land, milk and honey, loaves and fishes, fleshpots of Egypt.|
LUCK; good -, run of- luck; sunshine; fair -weather, - wind; fair wind and no favor; palmy -, bright -, halcyon- days; piping times, tide, flood, high tide.
GOLDEN AGE, golden time, Saturnia regna [L.], Saturnian age.
MAN OF SUBSTANCE, made man, lucky dog, enfant gâté [F.], spoiled child of fortune.
UPSTART, parvenu, nouveau riche [F.], narikin [Jap.], skipjack [dial. Eng.], mushroom.
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|VERB:||PROSPER, thrive, flourish; be prosperous &c. adj.; drive a roaring trade; go on -well, - smoothly, - swimmingly; sail before the wind, swim with the tide; run -smooth, - smoothly, - on all fours [colloq.].|
rise -, get on- in the world; work -, make- ones way; look up; lift -, raise- ones head, make ones fortune, feather ones nest, make ones pile [slang].
flower, blow, blossom, bloom, fructify, bear fruit, fatten, batten.
keep oneself afloat; keep -, hold- ones head above water; light -, fall- on ones -legs, - feet; drop into a good thing; bear a charmed life; bask in the sunshine; have a good (or fine) time of it; have a run, - of luck; have the good fortune &c. n. to; take a favorable turn; live -on the fat of the land, - in clover, - on velvet.
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|ADJECTIVE:||PROSPEROUS; thriving &c. v.; in a fair way, buoyant; well off, well to do, well to live [archaic], set up [colloq.], well to do in the world; at ones ease; rich [See Wealth]; in good case; in full feather, in high feather; fortunate, lucky, in luck; born with a silver spoon in ones mouth, born under a lucky star; on the sunny side of the hedge.|
palmy, halcyon; agreeable [See Pleasurableness]; couleur de rose [F.].
AUSPICIOUS, propitious, providential.
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|ADVERB:||PROSPEROUSLY &c. adj.; swimmingly; as good luck would have it; beyond all -expectation, - hope; beyond ones deserts; beyond the dreams of avarice.|
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- Ones star in the ascendant.
- All for the best.
- Ones course runs smooth.
- Chacun est lartisan de sa fortune.
- Donec eris felix multos numerabis amicos.Ovid
- Felicitas multos habet amicos.
- Felix se nescit amari.Lucan
- Good luck go with thee.Henry V
- Nulli est homini perpetuum bonum.Plautus
- The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places; yea, I have a goodly heritage.Bible