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Jazz is linked in the mind of marketers with affluence, but the economics of jazz have never been worse.Jazz (The Music of Coffee and Donuts) Has Respect, But It Needs Love|Ted Gioia|June 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Why have we conflated "excellence" with affluence, driven parents, and a relentless will to conform on the part of the kids?
Their affluence and attachment to luxury makes military service unpopular.
Rebecca Greenfield went through a long list, including geography, building code limitations, and affluence.
On that score, the affluence of much of the country is a resource.
Here he married Mrs. Herbert, a lady of good family, with whom he lived in comfort, if not in affluence.
We did our best to help them out of our own pittance; but to all of us it was like falling from affluence to penury.Hurricane Hurry|W.H.G. Kingston
And how different everything was now in these days of affluence and adulation!What's-His-Name|George Barr McCutcheon
It is better to die with hunger, exempt from grief and fear, than to live in affluence with perturbation.
I saw that Marble was perplexed, and did not know, at first, but he was getting to be embarrassed by this affluence of kindred.Miles Wallingford|James Fenimore Cooper
mid-14c., "a plentiful flowing, an abundance," from Old French affluence, from Latin affluentia "a flowing to," figuratively "affluence, abundance," noun of state from affluentem (nominative affluens) "flowing toward, abounding, rich, copious" (see affluent). Sense of "wealth" attested from c.1600, from notion of "a plentiful flow" (of the gifts of fortune).