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- n. The condition of being flamboyant
- n. A group of flamingos
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- n. extravagant elaborateness
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Back in the seemingly pre-historic 1950s an interviewer asked pianist Liberace if it bothered him that people made fun of his flamboyance (which was a code word, back then for being gay).
Pigliucci's embarrassment is a result of his own "flamboyance" - further in evidence at his
* the great Colossus POV as it spies on Forbin, especially in the more titillating sections and all of that visual flamboyance is coupled with the magnificently chilling audio centerpiece: the Voice of Colossus and its horrifying implacable tone.
People recall the flamboyance, the excesses and the scandals, but consider instead the work; Breakfast at Tiffany's, In Cold Blood, those wonderful holiday stories on TV about old ladies and little boys and, of course, his extraordinary journalism.
Snow fields his position the way Ozzie Smith fielded his, with a certain flamboyance.
Perhaps it was the "flamboyance" that explained why he never clinched the deal with Robert Mugabe, the famously homophobic Zimbabwean strongman who has accused Tony Blair of being a "gay gangster" leading "the gay government of the gay United gay Kingdom," and prides himself on being able to spot "flamboyance" at 200 yards.
One Pigliucci associate has referred to Pigliucci's "flamboyance".
It is telling, however, that they equate gayness and flamboyance with disruption, Meador said.
It has a style that makes understatement seem like flamboyance.
From the flamboyance of Busta Rhymes to the finesse of Bono: these are the peers who have inspired me throughout my journey.
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