This new book, says Hermione Lee, “brings McGahern richly back to life on the page.”
For the aficionado or the neophyte, Comics is a useful overview of a richly creative period in a burgeoning art.
The sprawling presidential compound in the shadow of the Saleh mosque is outwardly austere but, on the inside, richly decorated.
And anyway, if Brecht did not want us to feel for Mother Courage, why did he make her so richly shaded and humanly fallible?
Today, neither secular Israelis nor the Haredim are as richly ideological as they once were.
A saffron-coloured mantle and a richly embroidered Median vest glittered on the person of the venerable Artaphernes.
The Secretary laughed so richly and so heartily that all but Mrs. Flynn joined him.
The "Iliad" had Porphyry's comment; it was a copy of a rare edition, and was richly bound.
The chief was a tall man of powerful frame, and richly decorated.
The institution was richly endowed, and magnificent buildings were erected for its use.
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.