Part of speech: adjective

Thriving; prosperous.

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Usage examples "flourishing":

  1. What will become of this once flourishing city it is hard to tell. - "Travels in the Great Desert of Sahara, in the Years of 1845 and 1846", James Richardson.
  2. Gurney pointed to the flourishing right hand without speaking, and Sheridan once more returned it to the sling. - "The Turmoil A Novel", Booth Tarkington.
  3. Behind him briskly marched the volunteers, with heads erect and cheerful faces, as they knew Corporal Gray wished to see them, their Captain flourishing his sword in the air. - "The Two Vanrevels", Booth Tarkington.