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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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I saw him run nimbly, and spring grandly from the floor of the bridge, cutting the most awful flourishes with his legs as he went up.
Get out wid yeh; yeh talk too much wid yer mouth," quoted Patsy, emphasizing his remarks with flourishes of the knife and fork.
demanded Squeers again: giving his right arm two or three flourishes to try its power and suppleness.
and another closely allied kind, of great length, but not erect, flourishes even as far south as 45 degs.
He was a skilful chopper, and indulged in some flourishes and ornaments in his art.
It is a whim of mine to keep you aboard this ship, where my piggishness flourishes.
I am not quite the obvious sort of villain who flourishes revolvers and lures his victims into secret chambers.
To this the novice made rejoinder, that he would take the vow, though it should choke him; and it was accordingly administered with many impressive circumstances, among which the lighting up of the two skulls with a candle-end inside of each, and a great many flourishes with the bone, were chiefly conspicuous; not to mention a variety of grave exercises with the blunderbuss and sabre, and some dismal groaning by unseen 'prentices without.
In some of these flourishes it went close to Miss Sally's head; the ragged edges of the head- dress fluttered with the wind it raised; advance it but an inch, and that great brown knot was on the ground: yet still the unconscious maiden worked away, and never raised her eyes.
It was a good thing to draw it back, and rub his nose very hard with it, if he thought Miss Sally was going to look up, and to recompense himself with more hardy flourishes when he found she was still absorbed.
It quotes David Angel, president of Clark University: "The city won't flourish until downtown flourishes.
In some canvases, the elaborate mirrors, keyholes, or architectural elements of which Reichman is so fond serve as sets and props; in others, these horror-vacui flourishes, painted in the black-limned, spectral hues of an animator's palette, become the primary subject of the canvases they fill.
We see it as the business opportunity of today-where breakthrough innovations are shaping a world in which companies prosper, people thrive and nature flourishes," said Chris Laszlo, PhD, associate professor and faculty director for research and outreach at the Weatherhead School of Management's Fowler Center for Business as an Agent of Word Benefit.
Confession is the soil in which forgiveness flourishes.
Eakin Press of Austin, Texas, announces former White House deputy press secretary and special assistant Peter Roussel's fiction debut with the publication of his novel "Ruffled Flourishes.