Thriven - definition of thriven by The Free Dictionary
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or throve (thrōv)
or thriv·en (thrĭv′ən)
1. To grow vigorously; flourish: Some plants thrive in sandy soil.
2. To be successful or make steady progress; prosper: The town has been thriving on tourism.
[Middle English thriven, from Old Norse thrīfask, reflexive of thrīfa, to seize.]
References in classic literature
I have been very fortunate this year -- you would be astonished to know how I have thriven
Such things as could be said for him, were said - how he had taken to industrious habits, and had thriven
lawfully and reputably.
She has thriven
as well as child can do with the weaver; and he adopted her.