rich man


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Noun1.rich man - a man who is wealthyrich man - a man who is wealthy      
nabob - a wealthy man (especially one who made his fortune in the Orient)
have, rich person, wealthy person - a person who possesses great material wealth
nob, toff - informal term for an upper-class or wealthy person
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For perhaps they have heard some talk, Such an one is a great rich man, and another except to it, Yea, but he hath a great charge of children; as if it were an abatement to his riches.
There is no regular system of taxation, but when the Emperor or the Bashaw want money, they levy on some rich man, and he has to furnish the cash or go to prison.
And to those who are not rich and are impatient of old age, the same reply may be made; for to the good poor man old age cannot be a light burden, nor can a bad rich man ever have peace with himself.
A RICH MAN lived near a Tanner, and not being able to bear the unpleasant smell of the tan-yard, he pressed his neighbor to go away.
He was himself a rich man, how rich not even his uncle had the least idea, and would have been surprised had he known.
He was not alone in his poverty; for the next morning, we must go five miles about to the house of what he called a rich man to have one of my guineas changed.
There is ever some cursed sheepskin in their strong boxes to prove that the rich man should be richer and the poor man poorer.
The rich man gives a glance at his sable garb in one of the splendid mirrors of his drawing-room, and descending a flight of lofty steps instinctively offers his arm to yonder poverty stricken widow in the rusty black bonnet, and with a check apron over her patched gown.
She stirs up even the shiftless to toil; for a man grows eager to work when he considers his neighbour, a rich man who hastens to plough and plant and put his house in good order; and neighbour vies with is neighbour as he hurries after wealth.
Certainly Lord Dawlish would have been more prudent not to have parted with even eleven shillings, for he was not a rich man.
But Ona's father proved as a rock--the girl was yet a child, and he was a rich man, and his daughter was not to be had in that way.
Ah," she would say, "it's all very fine having a ready-made rich man, but mayhappen he'll be a ready-made fool; and it's no use filling your pocket full o' money if you've got a hole in the corner.