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Synonyms for palmy

very lively and profitable

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The government rest houses, where members of the public could stay now, offered a view of how the colonial ruling class travelled in its high and palmy imperial days, and the kinds of digs they stayed in when they shut down their offices in Delhi and Calcutta for the summer.
the persistence of the Jew villain in the popular novels that a supposedly enlightened constituency devoured in the palmy days of the Reform Bill; the depressingly uniform presentation of the Jewish paragon as a moralizing apologist, a tolerant and educated bore; the portrayal of the Jew as black priest centuries after the Jews stopped being suspected of poisoning the municipal water works or accused of cutting up babies for Passover.
The mind of one familiar with antique models at once turns to the palmy ages of Greek art, and of its Roman copyists.
When Jean Depuis, a French trader and adventurer, travelled the Red River from Yunnan into Vietnam in 1871, he found Laokay "a wretched assembly of huts which even in its palmy days could never have been prepossessing and now bore a look of the most abject desolation" (McAleavi 1968, p.
In its palmy days, under the management of John Douglass, the Standard was a recognized home of realistic melodrama.
In point of fact, "these things are infinitely better managed" on the other side of the river and at the Coburg in particular--"the very haunt and refuge of the melodramatic muse," where "the sheeted ghosts 'do squeak and gibber' across the frighted stage--and all the sublimities of horror are to be found there in their 'most high and palmy state.
Nintendo, the master of fun gaming, has done it again with this great evolution for the palmy army faithful.
In its palmy days, it had 12 teachers" on the faculty, "The Oregon Companion" says, but eventually it closed in 1908, perhaps when the original church-state funding agreement must have collapsed, although the book doesn't specify the reason.
However folk- or tribal-infused such a style may be, it does not by any stretch represent an homage to the Birkenstock and granola generation, resisting tired labels like "hippie,'' or "counterculture,'' which in the palmy days of Woodstock served as badges of subversion.
However, the Marcoses blocked state efforts, saying that the Malacanang collection is not part of the civil case which included Aguamina, Avertina, Palmy, Vibur and Maler, or collectively known as the Arelma asset.
That, however, remains far below the 15,476 workers reported by the biggest companies in the palmy days of 2005.
The City of Rome in its 'high and palmy state' had over a million inhabitants and acted as a magnet for unregulated immigration from all parts of the Empire.
The green wave of sustainable tourism is moving through the palmy, balmy suburbs and right into the bubbling, bayside downtown.
Thomson Kidzone provides entertainment for three to 12-year-olds, while Island Cruises' Palmy looks after young cruisers aged three to 11.
In an uncanny foreshadowing of Kinbote's career, the protean Barnabas elsewhere recounts his daring escape from Russia, where he "in the palmy days before the revolution was responsible for a tiny but gilded principality in the wilds of the Siberian steppes" (73).