flourish


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Synonyms for flourish

to grow rapidly and luxuriantly

to do or fare well

to be in one's prime

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to wield boldly and dramatically

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a showy gesture

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an ornamental embellishment in writing

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a display of ornamental speech or language

the act of waving

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(music) a short lively tune played on brass instruments

grow vigorously

make steady progress

move or swing back and forth

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At the flourish of clarions and trumpets, they started out against each other at full gallop; and such was the superior dexterity or good fortune of the challengers, that those opposed to Bois-Guilbert, Malvoisin, and Front-de-B
I beg pardon; I had forgotten that Shakespeare will not flourish for seventeen hundred and fifty years to come.
The Rose replied, "I indeed, dear Amaranth, flourish but for a brief season
Hence the applause was by no means general when the herald-at-arms proclaimed, after a flourish of trumpets, the names and styles of the knights who were prepared, for the honor of their country and for the love of their ladies, to hold the field against all who might do them the favor to run a course with them.
As the prince spoke, amid a loud flourish of trumpets and the shouting of the Gascon party, the last of the assailants rode gallantly into the lists.
The Bedlamites and the Helldamites were twin slave organizations, while a new religious sect that did not flourish long was called The Wrath of God.
So gloomy, cold, and wet was every part, that not even the fungi, mosses, or ferns could flourish.
8] Inhospitable as this climate appears to our feelings evergreen trees flourish luxuriantly under it.
These noble qualities flourish as notably in a country church and churchyard as in the drawing-room, or in the closet.
Mr Podsnap had even acquired a peculiar flourish of his right arm in often clearing the world of its most difficult problems, by sweeping them behind him (and consequently sheer away) with those words and a flushed face.
with a flourish of the arm, and a flush of the face, they were swept away.
Having delivered this little summary, Mr Podsnap's face flushed, as he thought of the remote possibility of its being at all qualified by any prejudiced citizen of any other country; and, with his favourite right-arm flourish, he put the rest of Europe and the whole of Asia, Africa, and America nowhere.
In the mean time a stray personage of a meek demeanour, who had wandered to the hearthrug and got among the heads of tribes assembled there in conference with Mr Podsnap, eliminated Mr Podsnap's flush and flourish by a highly unpolite remark; no less than a reference to the circumstance that some half-dozen people had lately died in the streets, of starvation.
It is not one to be introduced among our wives and young persons, and I--' He finished with that flourish of his arm which added more expressively than any words, And I remove it from the face of the earth.
From rubbing his nose with the ruler, to poising it in his hand and giving it an occasional flourish after the tomahawk manner, the transition was easy and natural.