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Thrive (impf. “--d,” Per. V, 2, 9. partic. “--d,” Ant. I, 3, 51) 1) to grow, to increase, to flourish, to take well (German gedeihen): “love --s not in the heart that shadows dreadeth,” Lucr. 270. “truth and beauty shall together t.” Sonn. 14, 11. “honours t., when rather from our acts we them derive,” All's II, 3, 142. “wholesome berries t. and ripen best,” H5 I, 1, 61. why should it (meat) “t. and turn to nutriment,” Tim. III, 1, 61. “let copulation t.” Lr. IV, 6, 116.
2) to prosper in business, to increase in goods and estate: “blessed bankrupt, that by love so --th,” Ven. 466. “I will t.” Wiv. I, 3, 22. Wiv. I, 3, 22 “this was a way to t.” Merch. I, 3, 90. “now t. the armourers,” H5 II Chor. H5 II Chor. “do well t. by them,” Oth. I, 1, 53. “such as have not --d upon the present state,” Ant. I, 3, 51. letting them (debtors) “t. again,” Cymb. V, 4, 20.
3) to prosper, to succeed in any way, to be fortunate, to be happy: “they that t. well take counsel of their friends,” Ven. 640. “that his beauty may the better t.” Ven. 640 “if he t. and I be cast away,” Sonn. 80, 13. “love still and t. therein,” Gent. I, 1, 9. “if these four Worthies in their first show t.” LLL V, 2, 541. “here do I choose, and t. I as I may,” Merch. II, 7, 60. “to wive and t.” Shr. I, 2, 56. “he cannot t., unless her prayers . . . reprieve him,” All's III, 4, 26. “by foolery t.” IV, 3, 374. “would not have knaves t. long,” V, 2, 34. “by swaggering could I never t.” Tw. V, 408. “the unjust man doth t.” Wint. IV, 4, 689. “my innocency and Saint George to t.” R2 I, 3, 84. “as York --s to beat back Bolingbroke,” II, 2, 144. “as I intend to t. in this new world,” IV, 78. “ill may st thou t., if thou grant any grace,” V, 3, 99. “we shall t., I trust,” H4A I, 3, 300. “say that he t.” H6B III, 1, 379. “if we mean to t. and do good,” IV, 3, 17. “if you t. well, bring them to Baynard's castle,” R3 III, 5, 98. “a jolly --ing wooer,” IV, 3, 43. “who --s and who declines,” Cor. I, 1, 197. “live and t.” IV, 6, 23. “if I t. well, I'll visit thee again,” Tim. IV, 3, 170. “seek to t. by that which has undone thee,” Tim. IV, 3, 170 “to have us t. in our mystery,” Tim. IV, 3, 170 “if ever thou wilt t., bury my body,” Lr. IV, 6, 253. “t. by other means,” V, 3, 34. “how I did t. in this fair lady's love,” Oth. I, 3, 125. “Pompey --s in our idleness,” Ant. I, 4, 76. “if you t.” Per. II, 1, 157. “so he --d, that he is promised to be wived to fair Marina,” V, 2, 9. == to be victorious, to conquer: “if Lord Percy t. not,” H4A IV, 4, 36. “as I intend to t. to-day,” H6B V, 2, 17. “if we t.” H6C II, 3, 52. R3 V, 3, 267. Lr. V, 2, 2. Ant. IV, 3, 10. IV, 4, 9. so t. I, as a form of solemn assurance: “so t. I as I truly swear the like,” R3 II, 1, 11. “so t. I and mine,” R3 II, 1, 11 “so t. I in my enterprise,” IV, 4, 235. IV, 4, 235 cf. so t. it (greatness) “in your game,” John IV, 2, 95. “so t. Richard as thy foes may fall,” H6A III, 1, 174. “so t. my soul,” Rom. II, 2, 153.
4) to succeed (used of things), to go on or turn out well, to have a good issue: “how --s your love?” Gent. II, 4, 125. “your undertaking cannot miss a --ing issue,” Wint. II, 2, 45. “I will not wish thy wishes t.” John III, 1, 334. “I wish your enterprise may t.” Caes. III, 1, 13. “if this letter speed, and my invention t.” Lr. I, 2, 20. “his comforts t., his trials well are spent,” Cymb. V, 4, 104.
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