ostentatiously love

Definitions

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  • adv. In an ostentatious manner; extravagantly or flamboyantly.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In an ostentatious manner; with great display; boastfully; in a way intended to attract notice.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. with ostentation; in an ostentatious manner

Etymologies

ostentatious +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • During the House debate on the Ten's contempt citations, Rankin ostentatiously unfurled a CFA petition in support of the Ten and began to read, a performance intended to raise once more the specter of a Jewish-Communist conspiracy in Hollywood and to warn the recalcitrant CFA members that they could be tarred with the same Red brush as the Ten:

    Caught in the Crossfire: Adrian Scott and the Politics of Americanism in 1940s Hollywood

  • Yet Raphael, eschewing mystery, signed his name ostentatiously on his courtesan's arm band, left her undressed, and gave her face a knowing expression.

    This Beauty Still Beguiles

  • Government was in office, with Lord Randolph Churchill as its leader in the House of Commons; and one of the first acts of the new leader was to separate himself ostentatiously from the Irish policy of Lord Spencer and from the policy of coercion in general.

    Handbook of Home Rule Being articles on the Irish question

  • I don't wish to influence others, but it jars upon me to have my name ostentatiously paraded in the public prints. "

    Luke Walton

  • He sat down in the spot Sophia had just vacated on the bed, laying his glistening sword ostentatiously across his lap.

    The Saracen: The Holy War

  • At Delhi, the gates of the city walls are called ostentatiously after distant places -- the _Kashmîr_, the _Kâbul_, the _Constantinople_ gates.

    Rambles and Recollections of an Indian Official

  • That was why the father, arriving from Berlin, had on his own initiative brought them an English governess; for the English are admitted by their continental friends to excel in this special branch of manners, while their continental enemies charge them with being "ostentatiously" well groomed and dainty.

    Home Life in Germany

  • Poor folk, even slaves, began to dress ostentatiously.

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • He does not come ostentatiously and with anger, but is incarnate through Mary, whose suppliant obedience also demonstrates meekness in a relatively obscure village.

    Eric Simpson: The Meek Are Reconciled With The Earth: The Basis Of Christian Ecology

  • Once tagged as a tax haven for an international crowd of ostentatiously wealthy expats, that worn cliché is fading.

    To Catch a View in Monaco

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