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1. Having success; flourishing: a prosperous new business.
2. Well-to-do; well-off: a prosperous family.
3. Propitious; favorable: a prosperous moment to make a decision.

pros′per·ous·ly adv.
pros′per·ous·ness n.
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Steady good fortune or financial security:
Informal: easy street.
Idioms: comfortable circumstances, the good life.
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Nation wants to see democratisation and prosperousness in true letter and spirit inside the territorial boundaries of the country", Nawaz Sharif mentioned.
Although some were tempted to shift their allegiance and try to assure the prosperousness of their flocks and fields by worshiping the fertility gods, Joshua was not about to turn away from God.
While the term 'two-speed economy' has taken on a number of meanings in different countries the imbalance of most interest here is the precariousness of the economy in New South Wales (particularly, Sydney) relative to the prosperousness of the mining regions of Western Australia, Queensland and the Northern Territory.