[ UK /θɹˈa‍ɪvɪŋ/ ]
[ US /ˈθɹaɪvɪŋ/ ]
  1. very lively and profitable
    a palmy time for stockbrokers
    flourishing businesses
    did a thriving business in orchids
    a prosperous new business
    a thriving tourist center
    doing a roaring trade
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How To Use thriving In A Sentence

  • When the baby is not thriving and gaining steadily in weight, or is fretty and cries a good deal, and does not rest and sleep peacefully, something, of course, is wrong. The Eugenic Marriage, Vol 2 (of 4) A Personal Guide to the New Science of Better Living and Better Babies
  • And at least one expensive brand is thriving. Times, Sunday Times
  • It is a thriving shopping centre for the people who live in the immediate area .
  • Dr Harnett said pond insects and water plants were already thriving, and some visitors had seen newts and frogs.
  • The cassowary evolved amid the Wet Tropics, thriving on figs, quandongs, and other distinctive fruits.
  • As for the impact of popular culture, Kay says that the evidence isn't so much that TV levels out language, but that strong regional accents from all over Britain seem to be thriving.
  • Life can evolve representations of itself capable of thriving in environments that seem hostile now.
  • This leads directly to the garden room with its thriving oleander, banana plant and mature vine.
  • The venture turned into a thriving and profitable business. Times, Sunday Times
  • The shop and cafe were once a thriving business and despite a recent upturn in fortunes, a three-year period of losses have led to charity chiefs deciding it is no longer financially viable.
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