abundance of money, property, and other material goods; riches; wealth.
an abundant supply, as of thoughts or words; profusion.
a flowing to or toward; afflux.
- sub·af·flu·ence, noun
- su·per·af·flu·ence, noun
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How to use affluence in a sentence
Financial security certainly influences our well-being when it comes to satisfying our basic needs and standard of living, but in general, research shows affluence is a weak predictor of happiness.
For Tenev and his 35-year-old cofounder, Baiju Bhatt, long-term success—including profitability and a public offering—depends on guiding those traders toward affluence.Robinhood’s next adventure: Stealing market share from the rich | Jeff | December 3, 2020 | Fortune
A native of Ashtabula, Ohio, on the shores of Lake Erie, he grew up in relative affluence, insulated from the struggles of a region in the throes of a massive steel industry contraction.Robert Lighthizer Blew Up 60 Years of Trade Policy. Nobody Knows What Happens Next. | by Lydia DePillis | October 13, 2020 | ProPublica
Suffice it to say, the neighborhood with its easy access to the city’s commercial facilities translates to the affluence of Iucundus and the opulence of his house.The Roman Domus (House): Architecture and Reconstruction | Dattatreya Mandal | April 8, 2020 | Realm of History
Interestingly enough, in spite of his affluence, Iucundus was not actually member of the ruling political elite of Pompeii.The Roman Domus (House): Architecture and Reconstruction | Dattatreya Mandal | April 8, 2020 | Realm of History
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 | THE DAILY BEAST
Jazz is now a codeword for sophistication and classiness, even affluence.Jazz (The Music of Coffee and Donuts) Has Respect, But It Needs Love | Ted Gioia | June 15, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
There were no nightclubs, thanks to the Baptists, and there was scant affluence to create boating and nights at fancy restaurants.The Great Paul Hemphill Celebrates the Long Gone Birmingham Barons | Paul Hemphill | March 29, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Obesity is spreading like wildfire through the developing world, in line with rising affluence.
Perhaps the Obamas help make it clear, also, that in our times, black affluence and success are far from rare.The Supreme Court Steps Back From Tokenism Under a New Name | John McWhorter | June 24, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
From affluence he came to want, and in his old age a fund was raised sufficient to purchase him an annuity of £600 a year.Fifty Years of Railway Life in England, Scotland and Ireland | Joseph Tatlow
(p. 243) Snuff-manufacturing has in some cases been attended with considerable affluence.Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce | E. R. Billings.
The change which Mrs. —-- experienced was from affluence to abject poverty, from power to sudden helplessness.The Boys of '61 | Charles Carleton Coffin.
Such an offer meant affluence to a needy household like ours, in those days especially.
The affluence of beauty of some of these is indeed marvellous.Art in England | Dutton Cook
British Dictionary definitions for affluence
an abundant supply of money, goods, or property; wealth
rare abundance or profusion
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