Origin of affluent
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Were the fairy-tale true it really would shame the affluent west.
As a powerful mother, outspoken artist, and affluent businesswoman, Beyoncé is surely a feminist success story.The Perils of Glitzy Celebrity Feminism Having a Moment|Amy Zimmerman|October 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Victoria Adams was born to middle-class parents in the affluent county of Hertfordshire.
Most of the customers for his family business, which produces smoked meats in the village, are in affluent southern England.
Fed up of being surrounded by a revolving cast of affluent crashing bores, I vowed to get out more.The Hell of the Hamptons: Why the Exclusive Hotspot Is a Mind-Numbing Drag|Robert Gold|August 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He immediately dispatched his shopman to the most affluent of all his neighbors—to her of Threadneedle Street.Recollections of a Policeman|William Russell (aka Thomas Waters)
Now and then, when he was affluent, he had paid small tribute to Herman by means of the camp cookery on which he prided himself.Long Live the King|Mary Roberts Rinehart
Opposite our camp on this day was the mouth of the Ngula River, an affluent on the north side.
The forest clearing has expanded into affluent commonwealths.The Frontier in American History|Frederick Jackson Turner
If an affluent family ever bears sway in a democracy, it is not for a long time.A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 8 (of 10)|Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
British Dictionary definitions for affluent
Word Origin for affluent
Word Origin and History for affluent
mid-15c., "flowing," from Middle French affluent (14c.) or directly from Latin affluentem (nominative affluens) "flowing toward, abounding, rich, copious," present participle of affluere "flow toward," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + fluere "to flow" (see fluent).