Pros*per"i*ty (?), n. [F. prosp'erit'e, L. prosperitas. See Prosperous.]
The state of being prosperous; advance or gain in anything good or desirable; successful progress in any business or enterprise; attainment of the object desired; good fortune; success; as, commercial prosperity; national prosperity.
Now prosperity begins to mellow.
Prosperities can only be enjoyed by them who fear not at all to lose the.
Syn. -- Fortunate; successful; flourishing; thriving; favorable; auspicious; lucky. See Fortunate.
-- Pros"per*ous*ly, adv. -- Pros"per*ous*ness, n.
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