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Affluent

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A'ffluent. adj. [affluent, Fr. affluens, Lat.]

  1. Flowing to any part.

    These parts are no more than foundation-piles of the ensuing body; which are afterwards to be increased and raised to a greater bulk by the affluent blood, that is transmitted out of the mother's body. Harvey on Consumptions.

  2. Abundant; exuberant; wealthy.

    I see thee, Lord and end of my desire,
    Loaded and blest with all the affluent store,
    Which human vows at smoaking shrines implore.
    Prior.

Sources: Harvey, Gideon (42) · Prior, Matthew (162)

Attributes: Adjective (426) · French (385) · Latin (690)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Affluent." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: June 1, 2014. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=21134.


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