thrift

Part of speech: noun

Wise and prudent management; a flourishing condition; vigorous growth.

Part of speech: adjective

Thriftless.

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Usage examples "thrift":

  1. In short, the North was developing that capital, energy, ingenuity and thrift and use of mechanical inventions, the lack of which was the greatest weakness of the South. - "A History of the Republican Party", George Washington Platt.
  2. It is an amusing illustration of the agricultural thrift and republican simplicity of this people that on one occasion a farmer proposed to Prince Maurice that he should marry his daughter, promising with her a dowry of a hundred thousand florins. - "History of the United Netherlands, 1609", John Lothrop Motley.
  3. There are many millionaires in the city, but the old habits of German thrift persist. - "Face to Face with Kaiserism", James W. Gerard.