Work was his nature, his life; he throve upon it, lived for it, loved it.
They grew and throve, and the silk they spun was twice as much as Kané had expected.
He bore the transplanting well, and throve in the new soil, while Mrs. Quirk was lonely and sad.
Thus, in spite of strange food and surroundings, the little one throve.
The public-houses, also, throve wonderfully; their bars were crowded, and the publicans rubbed their hands in glee.
What son ever revolted even from the worst father, and throve in life?
Heedless of all which, the Nurseling took to his spoon-meat, and throve.
These birds increased and throve in a manner truly wonderful.
Young timber also throve well about the place, and in this respect Sir Peregrine was a careful landlord.
Chivalry was a thing of French creation, and throve naturally on French soil.
c.1200, from Old Norse þrifask "to thrive," originally "grasp to oneself," probably from Old Norse þrifa "to clutch, grasp, grip" (cf. Swedish trifvas, Danish trives "to thrive, flourish"), of unknown origin. Related: Thrived; thriving.