Example sentences for: affluence

How can you use “affluence” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Recent hints of an increase in real incomes suggest that affluence may be more widely shared this time around.

  • "The central question," wrote Times correspondent Nicholas D. Kristof in his Hong Kong dispatch, "is whether Hong Kong amounts to a colossal Trojan horse: a prize so glorious that China's Communists cannot leave it outside the gates but which, once inside, will destroy those in power" with its irrepressible example of roiling capitalism and affluence, and its concentrated economic power.

  • Their analysis uncovered economic–epidemiological patterns more complex than the “Western” or “affluence” labels would suggest.

  • If you assume a lower inflation rate and recalculate real incomes back to--say, 1950--you reach what seems to be a crazy conclusion: that in the early 1950s, the era of postwar affluence, most Americans were living below what we now regard as the poverty line.

  • Such an analysis might dispel prejudices about the “diseases of affluence” and stimulate policy approaches and research that appropriately target emerging risk groups across the globe, regardless of socioeconomic status.


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