V. WORDS RELATING TO THE VOLUNTARY POWERS; INDIVIDUAL VOLITION

V. RESULTS OF VOLUNTARY ACTION

Prosperity.

[Nouns] prosperity, welfare, well-being; affluence (wealth) [more]; success [more]; thrift, roaring trade; good fortune, smiles of fortune; blessings, godsend.

luck; good luck, run of luck; sunshine; fair weather, fair wind; palmy days, bright days, halcyon days; piping times, tide, flood, high tide.

Saturnia regna, Saturnian age; golden time, golden age; bed of roses; fat of the land, milk and honey, loaves and fishes.

made man, lucky dog, enfant gate, spoiled child of fortune.

upstart, parvenu, skipjack, mushroom.

[Verbs] prosper, thrive, flourish; be prosperous; drive a roaring trade; go on well, go on smoothly, go on swimmingly; sail before the wind, swim with the tide; run smooth, run smoothly, run on all fours.

rise in the world, get on in the world; work one's way, make one's way; look up; lift one's head, raise one's head, make one's forune, feather one's nest, make one's pile.

flower, blow, blossom, bloom, fructify, bear fruit, fatten.

keep oneself afloat; keep one's head above water, hold one's head above water; light on one's feet, light on one's legs, fall on one's legs, fall on one's feet; drop into a good thing; bear a charmed life; bask in the sunshine; have a good time of it, have a fine time of it; have a run of luck; have the good fortune to; take a favorable turn; live on the fat of the land, live in clover.

[Adjectives] prosperous; thriving; in a fair way, buoyant; well off, well to do, well to do in the world; set up, at one's ease; rich [more]; in good case; in full, in high feather; fortunate, lucky, in luck; born with a silver spoon in one's mouth, born under a lucky star; on the sunny side of the hedge.

auspicious, propitious, providential.

palmy, halcyon; agreeable [more]; couleur de rose.

[Adverbs] prosperously; swimmingly; as good luck would have it; beyond all hope.

[Phrases] one's star in the ascendant, all for the best, one's course runs smooth.

chacun est l'artisan de sa fortune; donec eris felix multos numerabis amicos [Ovid]; felicitas multos habet amicos; felix se nescit amari [Lucan]; �good luck go with thee� [Henry V]; nulli est homini perpetuum bonum [Plautus].

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