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prosperous

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Life moves on, whether we act as cowards or heroes. Life has no other discipline to impose, if we would but realize it, than to accept life unquestioningly. Everything we shut our eyes to, everything we run away from, everything we deny, denigrate or despise, serves to defeat us in the end. What seems nasty, painful, evil, can become a source of beauty, joy, and strength, if faced with an open mind. Every moment is a golden one for him who has the vision to recognize it as such.
Henry Miller
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Old French prosperer, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] prosperare, to cause to succeed, from prosperus, favorable, from Old Latin pro spere, according to expectation, from pro, for, and spes, hope

Adjective

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  1. characterized by success
    Trading Babe Ruth was far more prosperous for the Yankees than for the Red Sox.
  2. well off; affluent
    He was raised in a very prosperous household.
  3. favorable
    He chose a prosperous lottery number that evening.

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