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Wealthy

Describing a person or entity with strong financial resources. There is no strict definition of how much one needs to have in order to be "wealthy," but, in general, it refers to one with more money or assets relative to others in a society. The wealthy drive economic growth. Some believe this ought to be encouraged, as it eventually makes the remainder of society wealthier; others, however, believe growth is strongest when the needs of multiple classes are balanced. A few others believe wealthy persons ought to have most of their resources confiscated and redistributed, but this is a minority opinion.
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Perhaps the Lottery Fund could put some of their unused billions into Care for the Wealthily Deprived and set up a string of residential centres where extreme cases can go for treatment to wean them back to the reality of having to survive on pounds 45,000 a year - which is what you might get in interest if you stick your spare million in the building society.
Cole Porter songs: ``Another Op'nin', Another Show,'' ``Too Darn Hot,'' ``Wunderbar,'' ``So In Love,'' ``I've Come to Wive It Wealthily in Padua,'' ``Why Can't You Behave?
These women are characters without equivalents in the film's main narrative, as are the wealthily dressed male spectators who emerge to observe the dance.
William Harrison observed in his Description of England (1577, 1587), published as the introduction to Holinshed's Chronicles, that yeomen now 'commonly live wealthily, keep good houses, and travail to get riches'.