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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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Married four times, Sir Peter already has, as the Bard might have put it, ``come to wive it wealthily.
Fortune-hunting Petruchio (a roguish, hearty performance by Don Schlossman) has come ``to wive it wealthily in Padua,'' and is undeterred by tales of Kate's cruel tongue.