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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of flourish.
  • n. Plural form of flourish.


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  • Convolvulus major – the Morning Glory, as our American cousins so prettily call it – flourishes on a smutty wall as generously as the Virginian creeper.

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  • Freedom of expression flourishes as the psychology of fear which characterised Soviet rule has evaporated.

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  • This needful bond between ideas and the further existences they forebode is not merely a logical postulate, taken on trust because the ideas in themselves assert it; it is a previous and genetic bond, proper to the soil in which the idea flourishes and a condition of its existence.

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  • With Haslinger, the group relied more heavily on strict structures and jarring compositional flourishes, which is only appropriate, since he came directly from a classical background.

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  • The rest of the time, his flourishes are a little self-conscious.

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  • & Spa mixes modern comforts with more traditional flourishes, which is uniquely rare, '' he added.


  • Stabbing it results in a series of sword flourishes, holding it down guards against projectiles and attacks.


  • It is one of those rhetorical flourishes which is so attractive, like the "thousand points of light."

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  • (He says that the Jordanian regime "flourishes" (p. 419) under King PlayStation).

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  • The chapter of my book entitled "Designs as Signs" to which he nowhere refers is mainly concerned with such systems of signs as alphabets and heraldry and with the gradations we can observe between the distinctive features serving communication, and the settings (such as flourishes and cartouches) which act as means of enhancement.

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