Wealth is a pretty tough word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
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Below you will find the definition of wealth, followed by 36 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(noun) - the quality of profuse abundance
EXAMPLES - Wealth in a Sentence
- It has, accordingly, created what we call the wealth effect. (source)
- So that, in sum, the term wealth is never to be attached to the (source)
- "This wealth is all gotten by my might and the power of my hand," Deut. viii. (source)
- Which leads to the wonderful value system wherein wealth is proof of moral value. (source)
- "Is the possession of what we call wealth a crime?" the young woman asked, bitterly. (source)
- They arrived, finally, and this time John understood what the word wealth really meant. (source)
- "All of what we call wealth, all that we have, could not buy a length of the cloth in your sash!" (source)
- That said, 'wealth' is ultimately created by extracting it from the environment and its resources. (source)
- The term wealth inequality refers to the unequal distribution of financial assets among a group of people. (source)
- We have seen that the term wealth, rightly understood, means the fruit of the time-binding work of humanity. (source)
- If there had been no poverty, and no sense of poverty, where would have been that which we call the wealth of (source)
- The study's six-part formula was geared to identify the nation's most affluent communities, which it calls wealth centers. (source)
- Differences in wealth between siblings don't offer much specific support for the theory but don't seem to controvert it either. (source)
- As for the comment on wealth, and leaving aside the question of *wealth*, we have so much of it that the choices you mention are not choices at all. (source)
- His scales are his pride; his wealth is his wall in which he encloses himself, and he thinks it a high wall, which cannot be scaled or got over, Job xxxi. (source)
- Attacks on democratic countries are always 'understood' and condoned by evil men like anthony pretend worker who kept all his titled wealth wedgewood benn. (source)
- Because they realize that the true source of their wealth is our society and civilization which, as Oliver Wendell Holmes noted, is paid for by taxes. tsg says: (source)
- We seem, perhaps, in this land, too busy making what we call wealth, and armaments to protect it, too busy to give attention to the food supply of the future race. (source)
- Some critics argue that the shared-equity concept, while laudable, isn't true ownership and doesn't build significant long-term wealth for owners due to resell restrictions. (source)
- He shows very clearly, according to my notion, that the mere possession of things, or of money, is not wealth, but that _wealth consists in the possession of things useful to us_. (source)
- The term wealth creator has been widely used in recent years, but often refers to totally illusory wealth that is creamed off and turned into hard cash and enjoyed by the so called creator. (source)
- I know that sometimes political economists confuse their readers and themselves by a loose use of the term wealth, including in it many things which have nothing at all to do with economics. (source)
- The mere use of any of the material products of labour, which we term wealth, can never in itself produce that decay, physical or mental, which precedes the downfall of great civilised nations. (source)
- This unparalleled wealth translates into vast political power -- power used to reduce and circumvent vital regulation at the state, national and international levels to reign in these deadly emissions. (source)
- The more realistic sort of literature might survive in the communistic order, but sculpture and painting, which depend upon the undivided surplus of production which we call wealth, would inevitably perish. (source)
- When I use the term wealth as applied to any bush-settler, it is of course only comparatively; but Jenny was anxious to obtain a place with settlers who enjoyed a small income independent of their forest means. (source)
- But he thought they said that they had swallowed up and consumed one race of beings who became fixed only upon the winning of what they called wealth, and had crushed out this wealth and burned up their precious things. (source)
- In cities where the wealth is absolutely rolling down the streets, where the prairies have been absolutely covered with products, where everything has seen the fullest swing of prosperity, you have had absolute panic and prostration. (source)
- BUNNING: But your monetary policy would indicate to us -- or at least to me -- that you don't think a 4 to 5 percent economic growth rate in this country is sustainable without inflation, without what you call the wealth effect to be contained. (source)
- "Women are more being paid on their current business performance, in salary and bonus, and yielding on long-term wealth accumulation opportunities," says Pearl Meyer, a senior managing director at executive compensation firm Steven Hall & Partners. (source)
- Corporations have been enthroned, an era of corruption in high places will follow, and the money-power of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the people until the wealth is aggregated in a few hands and the (source)
- While business trade associations exist, no CEO or other business person can be barred from being a business person if caught destroying long-term wealth in the interest of short-term gain (what is currently called IBGYBG - I'll be gone, you'll be gone.) (source)
- Thus it is clear that household management attends more to men than to the acquisition of inanimate things, and to human excellence more than to the excellence of property which we call wealth, and to the virtue of freemen more than to the virtue of slaves. (source)
- Just like Eisenhower's interstate highway system, the capital projects coming out of the stimulus plan and the Obama budgets are designed to create long-term wealth, and assets that will enure to the benefit of the next generation and the generation after that. (source)
- Corporations have been enthroned, an era of corruption in high places will follow, and the money-power of the country will endeavor to prolong it's reign by working upon the prejudices of the people until the wealth is aggregated in a few hands and the Republic is destroyed. (source)
- I will not say I should be insensible to a refined life with refined companions, if the spirit were content and the heart serene; but I never could fully realize the abstract idea of what they call wealth; I never could look upon it except as a means to an end, and my end has generally been military material. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 36 example sentences provided below is 55.0, which suggests that "wealth" is a fairly difficult word that is likely understood by a majority of individuals with an undergraduate degree, and may be found in ocassionaly in news articles or other forms of literature.
We have 46 synonyms for wealth.
abundance, affluence, assets, belongings, bounty, cache, capital, cash, clover, commodities, copiousness, cornucopia, dough, estate, fortune, funds, gold, goods, hoard, holdings, lap of luxury, long green, lucre, luxuriance, luxury, means, opulence, pelf, plenitude, plenty, possessions, profusion, property, prosperity, prosperousness, revenue, riches, richness, security, stocks and bonds, store, substance, substantiality, treasure, velvet, worth
We have 7 antonyms for wealth.
debt, lack, need, poorness, poverty, scarcity, want
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of wealth from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (noun) An abundance of valuable material possessions or resources; riches.
- (noun) The state of being rich; affluence.
- (noun) All goods and resources having value in terms of exchange or use.
- (noun) A great amount; a profusion: a wealth of advice.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (noun) Weal; welfare; prosperity; good; well-being; happiness; joy.
- (noun) Riches; valuable material possessions.
- (noun) A great amount; an abundance or plenty.
- (noun) Power, of the kind associated with a great deal of money.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (noun) Weal; welfare; prosperity; good.
- (noun) Large possessions; a comparative abundance of things which are objects of human desire; esp., abundance of worldly estate; affluence; opulence; riches.
- (noun) In the private sense, all pooperty which has a money value.
- (noun) In the public sense, all objects, esp. material objects, which have economic utility.
- (noun) Those energies, faculties, and habits directly contributing to make people industrially efficient.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (noun) Weal; prosperity; well-being; happiness; joy.
- (noun) Riches; valuable material possessions; that which serves, or the aggregate of those things which serve, a useful or desired purpose, and cannot be acquired without a sacrifice of labor, capital, or time; especially, large possessions; abundance of worldly estate; affluence; opulence.
- (noun) Affluence; profusion; abundance.
- (noun) Synonyms Affluence, Riches, etc. Sec opulence.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (noun) the quality of profuse abundance
- (noun) property that has economic utility: a monetary value or an exchange value
- (noun) the state of being rich and affluent; having a plentiful supply of material goods and money
- (noun) an abundance of material possessions and resources