Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: flourishing
IPA transcription: [fl'ɝɪʃɪŋ]
Pronunciations of flourishing
adverb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: booming, flourishing, palmy, prospering, prosperous, roaring, thriving
    Meaning: very lively and profitable; "flourishing businesses"; "a palmy time for stockbrokers"; "a prosperous new business"; "doing a roaring trade"; "a thriving tourist center"; "did a thriving business in orchids"
Usage examples
  • but, like a spring, Love kept it ever flourishing. HERRICK.
  • Herodotus found it still flourishing and extremely fertile.
  • It must, therefore, have had a brisk and flourishing foreign trade at an exceedingly remote period.
  • Before two years were over, he was what people call a flourishing man, and laying by a little money.
  • In vain the four guardians of the peace rushed up the hill, flourishing their clubs and calling upon us to surrender.
  • Many a man, many a woman, fair and flourishing to see, is going about with a rusty moth-eaten heart within that form of strength or beauty.
  • I may be told that Christianity is yet alive and flourishing, that its priesthood and its churches hold possession of Europe and America and Australia.
  • The warriors drew their knives, and flourishing them, they arranged themselves in two lines, forming a lane that extended from the war-party to the lodges.
  • Scarcely anyone paid a visit to her dwelling, her only occasional visitor being her brother, a priest, who came to see her when he came to the capital, but he was a man of eccentric character, and was not very flourishing in his circumstances.
  • Dislodging from Thame and Aylesbury, where he had hitherto lain, he thought proper to retreat nearer to London; and he showed to his friends his broken and disheartened forces, which a few months before he had led into the field in so flourishing a condition.
0. Word pronunciation is derived from article recording History of the Grand Canyon area, License CC BY-SA 4.0
1. Word pronunciation is derived from article recording Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom, License CC BY-SA 4.0