- Examples of usage:
- The houses here are chiefly inhabited by bankers and persons living in affluence; and apartments in this neighbourhood are considerably dearer than in the Faubourg St. Germain, which, comparatively speaking, is deserted. - "Paris As It Was and As It Is" by Francis W. Blagdon
- Mr. MacFarlane began to speak in an undertone, to the new master, of the extent and value of the property he had thus suddenly come into possession of, and congratulated him rather stiffly on the turn of fortune that had raised him from a life of labour and comparative poverty to ease and affluence; but his embarrassment was nothing compared to that of the man whom he addressed. - "Mr. Hogarth's Will" by Catherine Helen Spence
- The widow was left in affluence; but reverses of various kinds had befallen her; a bank broke- an investment failed- she went into a small business and became insolvent- then she entered into service, sinking lower and lower, from housekeeper down to maid- of- all- work- never long retaining a place, though nothing decided against her character was ever alleged. - "The Boy Scouts Book of Stories" by Various
Word of the day
- abhor, abominate, apathy.