Part of speech:

Imp. of THRIVE, v.

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Usage examples "throve":

  1. And then he gat another great spear, and smote down twelve knights, and the most part of them never throve after. - "Le Morte D'Arthur, Volume I (of II) King Arthur and of his Noble Knights of the Round Table", Thomas Malory.
  2. What son ever revolted even from the worst father, and throve in life? - "Lucretia, Complete", Edward Bulwer-Lytton.
  3. Young Schuber was an exception; he throve as a butcher in the old French market, and courted and married the young Eva Kropp. - "Strange True Stories of Louisiana", George Washington Cable.