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A'ffluence. n.s. [affluence, Fr. affluentia, Lat.]

  1. The act of flowing to any place; concourse. It is almost always used figuratively.

    I shall not relate the affluence of young nobles from hence into Spain, after the voice of our prince being there had been noised. Wotton.

  2. Exuberance of riches; stream of wealth; plenty.

    Those degrees of fortune, which give fulness and affluence to one station, may be want and penury in another. Rogers.

    Let joy or ease, let affluence or content,
    And the gay conscience of a life well spent,
    Calm ev'ry thought, inspirit ev'ry grace.

Sources: Pope, Alexander (393) · Rogers, John (38) · Wotton, Henry (48)

Attributes: French (385) · Latin (690) · Noun Substantive (1269)

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