Back then, prosper and the others may not have been saying in public, “Oh, my God, this is wrong.”
His own chamber he gave to my mistress and her little ones, while prosper and he and I lay on the hard floor of the kitchen.
prosper's answer was ready to slip from his tongue; he hesitated.
And prosper, after a further period of hesitation, finally mustered up courage to disburden himself of what he wished to say.
"She washes lace for ladies, prosper says," said Ralph, eagerly.
"The office-boy, to whom I always give it in charge before leaving the bank," said prosper.
"Nothin', 'cept your bein' my old mother," said prosper hopelessly.
prosper Mérimée, whose virile pen enriched the world's literature by the creation of "Carmen," was born in 1803, in France.
But he noticed that prosper was studying the subject after his own fashion.
prosper therefore, with undoubting heart despising the rabble of the wise.
mid-14c., from Old French prosperer (14c.) and directly from Latin prosperare "cause to succeed, render happy," from prosperus "favorable, fortunate, prosperous," perhaps literally "agreeable to one's wishes," from Old Latin pro spere "according to expectation," from pro "for" + ablative of spes "hope," from PIE root *spe- "to flourish, succeed, thrive, prosper" (see speed (n.)).
["PROSPER: A Language for Specification by Prototyping", J. Leszczylowski, Comp Langs 14(3):165-180 (1989)].