affluence affluence  /ˈæ flu əns/

Definition(s):

  • (n) abundant wealth

Usage(s):

  1. That our century closes amid unprecedented American affluence, with democracy and free markets the prevailing global wisdom, owes more to FDR than to any other individual leader.
  2. The twixters aren't lazy, the argument goes, they're reaping the fruit of decades of American affluence and social liberation.
  3. Many Asian nations are fundamentally moving toward affluence, and I think will continue to do so in the 21st century.

News

  • World Refugee Day, 20th June 2013

    World Refugee Day 2013 is hardly a celebration. Affluent nations are struggling now, but without the labour and resources of weak nations, the affluence will disappear altogether. Help is most definitely needed for those who suffer so much more than we do, wherever they are.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: EARTHtimes.org

Quotes

  1. "The lion's share of these limited supplies will go to wealthy countries. Again we see the advantage of affluence. Again we see access denied by an inability to pay," Chan said.
    on Jul 14, 2009 By: Margaret Chan Source: Xinhua

  2. In remarks sure to prompt new claims of Labour "class war", Johnson, a former postman, said: "The Conservatives are the party of inherited wealth, private education and conspicuous affluence."
    on Dec 19, 2009 By: Alan Johnson Source: Times Online

  3. "There is not one person in the Parliament who has been delivered greater affluence and personal benefits through 'neo-liberal policies'," Turnbull says of Rudd.
    on Mar 7, 2009 By: Malcolm Turnbull Source: Melbourne Herald Sun

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