[ US /ˈæfɫuəns/ ]
[ UK /ˈæfluːəns/ ]
  1. abundant wealth
    the richness all around unsettled him for he had expected to find poverty
    they studied forerunners of richness or poverty
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How To Use affluence In A Sentence

  • No place on the planet can remain an island of affluence in a sea of suffering.
  • And in such a case envy will be sure to work and boil up to a more than ordinary height, while the envious person frets, and raves, and swells at the plenties and affluence of his abounding neighbour, and (as I may so express it) is even ready to burst with another's fulness. Sermons Preached Upon Several Occasions. Vol. IV.
  • Age and a comparative, hard-fought, affluence have undoubtedly helped propel them rightwards. Times, Sunday Times
  • When you mix Asia's rapidly spreading affluence with the region's cultural affinity for brand-name luxury goods, you have a mouthwatering recipe for Richemont, owner of such well-known lines as Cartier and Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry, Piaget watches, Montblanc pens and Alfred Dunhill leather goods. To make good stock decisions, consider a global perspective
  • Now, in our new climate of national affluence, wealth and all its trappings seem available to anybody determined enough to have them.
  • As the Observer reports, it draws on work in the London borough of Newham (inner city and diverse); Cambourne in Cambridgeshire (a new purpose-built community), and Salisbury, Trowbridge and Devizes (rural towns with pockets of affluence). Rude Britannia? Don't you believe it | Observer editorial
  • Binford, following upon this idea of hunter-gatherer affluence, proposed that preagricultural peoples living the good life would live it where it was best, in those optimal ecological zones where the most plentiful supplies of wild plants and animals could be found. The Goddess and the Bull
  • There was Marco in grimy apron plating up, or opening scallops, looking every inch the piratical hero, with his long black hair and sunken eyes and high cheek bones, surrendered long ago to his new-found affluence.
  • For every one rich man there must be at least five hundred poor, and the affluence of the few supposes indigence of the many.
  • All everyone wants is pleasure, money, affluence - no matter how mundane or how temporal it is.
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