Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In heraldry, same as fleury.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Simple past and past participle of flourish.

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Examples

  • There is also the problem why, if no such person existed, anyone should have invented him, and why so many people should have believed the story to the extent that a religion in his name flourished so quickly.

    The Templar Revelation

  • There is also the problem why, if no such person existed, anyone should have invented him, and why so many people should have believed the story to the extent that a religion in his name flourished so quickly.

    The Templar Revelation

  • Adam Levy remembers that, as the label flourished, his father bemoaned the Robinsons’ “uncontrollable” spending.

    Hip-Hop Happens

  • Adam Levy remembers that, as the label flourished, his father bemoaned the Robinsons’ “uncontrollable” spending.

    Hip-Hop Happens

  • (By contrast, the U.S. economy flourished from the mid-1980s until 2008 in part because investors and businesses were confident that the Fed would keep the nation on a steady growth path.)

    Fed at precipice as it moves to boost economy

  • (By contrast, the U.S. economy flourished from the mid-1980s until 2008 in part because investors and businesses were confident that the Fed would keep the nation on a steady growth path.)

    Federal Reserve's, Bernanke's credibility on line with new move to boost economy

  • (By contrast, the U.S. economy flourished from the mid-1980s until 2008 in part because investors and businesses were confident that the Fed would keep the nation on a steady growth path.)

    Federal Reserve's, Bernanke's credibility on line with new move to boost economy

  • Jonah, who was in transports of joy when the gourd flourished, is in pangs of grief when the gourd has withered.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume IV (Isaiah to Malachi)

  • Agriculture, manufactures, and commerce, again flourished under the protection of the laws; and the curioe, or civil corporations, were again filled with useful and respectable members: the youth were no longer apprehensive of marriage; and married persons were no longer apprehensive of posterity: the public and private festivals were celebrated with customary pomp; and the frequent and secure intercourse of the provinces displayed the image of national prosperity.

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

  • Note 259: Compare with Tenzer, "Iconography," 209: "Chess was a game of the courts that flourished from the 12th through the 15th centuries.

    Architecture and Memory: The Renaissance Studioli of Federico da Montefeltro

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  • De-flourished.

    March 13, 2009