verb (used without object), thrived or throve, thrived or thriv·en [thriv-uhn] /ˈθrɪv ən/, thriv·ing.
Origin of thrive
Related formsthriv·er, nounthriv·ing·ly, adverbun·thriv·ing, adjective
Examples from the Web for thriving
Since 2009, the goat has had a thriving Twitter presence as well, today enjoying up to nearly 8,000 followers.
Thousands of years ago, Meroe was a thriving hub of trade and home to some 25,000 residents.
The company has been plagued by accusations of rape in the United States but still appears to be thriving.
Thanks to the jazz scene, the city fostered a thriving African-American culture.
But even before this celebrity benediction, Brooklyn was thriving in the City of Lights.
It is as thriving an industry (save the mark) as any in the world.Sharps and Flats|John Nevil Maskelyne
Two thriving churches have grown up, and very recently the principal merchants have agreed to close their houses on the Sabbath.
You know, may be, the big factory in the thriving town of Longford—the one with a tall chimbly?
Agriculture flourishes; the cultivated fields look well, and the gardens abound with thriving vegetables and fruit-trees.A Naturalist's Voyage Round the World|Charles Darwin
The town of Leeds on the banks of the Rappahannock River was a thriving center of trade and shipping in colonial days.The Stronghold|Miriam Haynie