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If he felt a respect for her thrift it was completely unacknowledged.

Does not this thrift prove that anxiety for the morrow is not after all quite unknown here?'

Its main market was at Bruges in Flanders, which was then a bee-hive of industry and thrift.

For thrift, grit and perseverance, are a few of the rough grains in his character.

This is closely related to character and morality, to thrift and success.

I had often heard of the thrift and parsimony of Herr Oppovich's household.

If you had but a spare sixpence in the world and went and gave it to de Barral it was Thrift!

But, truth to say, I have never understood the kind of thrift they recommend.

But, truth to say, I have never understood the kind of thrift they recommended.

They grew impatient of the old process of thrift and industry.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, "fact or condition of thriving," also "prosperity, savings," from Middle English thriven "to thrive" (see thrive), possibly influenced by Old Norse þrift, variant of þrif "prosperity," from þrifask "to thrive." Sense of "habit of saving, economy" first recorded 1550s (thrifty in this sense is recorded from 1520s; also see spendthrift). Thrift shop attested by 1919.

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