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Used to refer to a typical or hypothetical rich man.‘there must be rich and poor, Dives says, smacking his claret’
rich person, capitalist, tycoon, magnate, nabob, millionaire, billionaire, multimillionaire, nouveau riche, person of meansView synonyms
- ‘How, in the modern world, does Dives help Lazarus?’
- ‘Dives didn't go to hell because he was rich; Dives didn't realize that his wealth was his opportunity.’
- ‘They were more likely to end up with Dives in the tormenting fires, if stories like this were true, than with Lazarus in the peace and comfort of Abraham's bosom.’
Late Middle English: from late Latin, used in the Vulgate translation of the Bible (Luke 16).
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