Then, serendipitously, a note from one of Edwards' richest donors arrived offering help.
Went on to become one of the richest human beings on the planet and endowed more than 300 public libraries.
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Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) is the richest, with a net worth of $464 million, while some, like Moran, are not wealthy at all.
At the time, many feared one of the richest ecosystems in the world, the Gulf of Mexico, would take decades to recover.
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Her cooks were noted for their skill and hers were the richest cellars in Rome.
It is no exaggeration to say that fortune had showered her richest gifts on Garibaldi during this campaign.
In the spring the men returned rejoicingly to Canada, with their canoes laden with the richest furs.
After a long, long time, enough dust collects to form a thick layer of the richest soil.
Old English rice "strong, powerful; great, mighty; of high rank," in later Old English "wealthy," from Proto-Germanic *rikijaz (cf. Old Norse rikr, Swedish rik, Danish rig, Old Frisian rike "wealthy, mighty," Dutch rijk, Old High German rihhi "ruler, powerful, rich," German reich "rich," Gothic reiks "ruler, powerful, rich"), borrowed from a Celtic source akin to Gaulish *rix, Old Irish ri (genitive rig) "king," from PIE root *reg- "move in a straight line," hence, "direct, rule" (see rex).
The form of the word was influenced in Middle English by Old French riche "wealthy, magnificent, sumptuous," which is, with Spanish rico, Italian ricco, from Frankish *riki "powerful," or some other cognate Germanic source.
Old English also had a noun, rice "rule, reign, power, might; authority; empire." The evolution of the word reflects a connection between wealth and power in the ancient world. Of food and colors, from early 14c.; of sounds, from 1590s. Sense of "entertaining, amusing" is recorded from 1760. The noun meaning "the wealthy" was in Old English.