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Sample sentences for the GRE study word affluence

affluence can be used as a noun

1.In her animal spirits there was an affluence of life and certainty of flow, such as excited my wonder, while it baffled my comprehension. - from Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
2.They were under a yoke,--I could free them they were scattered,--I could reunite them the independence, the affluence which was mine, might be theirs too. - from Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
3.There are in affluence a crowd of aristocratic cares and caprices which are highly becoming to beauty. - from The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
4.For one very rich man, there must be at least five hundred poor, and the affluence of the few supposes the indigence of the many. - from An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
5.When profits are high, that sober virtue seems to be superfluous, and expensive luxury to suit better the affluence of his situation. - from An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
6.If the labouring poor, therefore, can maintain their families in the one part of the united kingdom, they must be in affluence in the other. - from An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
7.The affluence of the rich excites the indignation of the poor, who are often both driven by want, and prompted by envy to invade his possessions. - from An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
8.But the cream of the joke was nothing would get it out of Corley's head that he was living in affluence and hadn't a thing to do but hand out the needful. - from Ulysses by James Joyce
9.If the labouring poor, therefore, can maintain their families in those parts of the kingdom where the price of labour is lowest, they must be in affluence where it is highest. - from An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith

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