Croesus [ kree-suh s ]
noun, plural Croe·sus·es, Croe·si [kree-sahy] for 2.
10 died 546 b.c., king of Lydia 560–546: noted for his great wealth.
2. a very rich man.
Origin: 1621, in the meaning defined above (def. 2)
EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR CROESUS
And given the legacy, long before then, of bonuses worthy of Croesus in a world of quotidian pay raises for the 99 percent?
WHY WAS EXECUTIVE GREG SMITH SHOCKED BY GREED AT GOLDMAN SACHS?|ZACHARY KARABELL|MARCH 15, 2012|DAILY BEAST
I am like Croesus overwhelmed with my riches in facts, and I mean to make my book as perfect as ever I can.
THE LIFE AND LETTERS OF CHARLES DARWIN, VOLUME I (OF II)|CHARLES DARWIN
When he had made answer to Croesus in words like these, they afterwards set forth provided with chosen young men and with dogs.
THE HISTORY OF HERODOTUS|HERODOTUS
The guests spent most of their time admiring and envying this Croesus.
NAT GOODWIN'S BOOK|NAT C. GOODWIN
Croesus, his son, entered upon a career which reminds us of Solomon, the inheritor of the conquests of David.
BEACON LIGHTS OF HISTORY, VOLUME IV|JOHN LORD
Croesus considers her the most excellent among women, and he has studied mankind as the physicians do plants and herbs.
AN EGYPTIAN PRINCESS, COMPLETE|GEORG EBERS
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