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Sample sentences for the GRE study word opulence

opulence can be used as a noun

1.They were both well dressed, stout and complacent and they brought a breath of opulence among the company. - from Dubliners by James Joyce
2.What rapid but insecure means to opulence might facilitate immediate purchas. - from Ulysses by James Joyce
3.Boots which extended halfway up his calves, and which were trimmed at the tops with rich brown fur, completed the impression of barbaric opulence which was suggested by his whole appearance. - from The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
4.On all sides he beheld vast store of apples some hanging in oppressive opulence on the trees some gathered into baskets and barrels for the market others heaped up in rich piles for the cider-press. - from The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving
5.Some modes of expense, however, seem to contribute more to the growth of public opulence than others. - from An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
6.The act of navigation is not favourable to foreign commerce, or to the growth of that opulence which can arise from it. - from An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
7.As the one mode of expense is more favourable than the other to the opulence of an individual, so is it likewise to that of a nation. - from An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
8.Labour is there so well rewarded, that a numerous family of children, instead of being a burden, is a source of opulence and prosperity to the parents. - from An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
9.The corn of Poland, in the same degree of goodness, is as cheap as that of France, notwithstanding the superior opulence and improvement of the latter country. - from An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith

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