Definitions

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

Etymologies

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flourish + -eth

Examples

  • Thy name flourisheth, thy earthly body is stablished, thy spirit body germinateth, and thou art not repulsed either in heaven or on earth.

    The Literature of the Ancient Egyptians

  • The days of man are but as grass: for he flourisheth as a flower of the field.

    Her Fearful Symmetry

  • And she had taken a letter from King Afridun to the following effect: “These be merchantmen from the land of Sham who have been with us: so it besitteth none to do them harm or hindrance, nor take tax and tithe of them, till they reach their homes and safe places, for by merchants a country flourisheth, and these are no men of war nor of ill faith.”

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • For the usurer being at certainties, and others at uncertainties, at the end of the game, most of the money will be in the box; and ever a state flourisheth, when wealth is more equally spread.

    The Essays

  • As that fair flower [5730] Adonis, which we call an anemone, flourisheth but one month, this gracious all-commanding beauty fades in an instant.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • For he flourisheth as a flower of the field: for, as soon as the wind goeth over it, it is gone; and the place thereof shall know it no more.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • As for man, his days are as grass: as a flower of the field, so he flourisheth.

    Probably Just One Of Those Funny Coincidences

  • The month of May was come, when every lusty heart beginneth to blossom, and to bring forth fruit; for like as herbs and trees bring forth fruit and flourish in May, in likewise every lusty heart that is in any manner a lover, springeth and flourisheth in lusty deeds.

    Slaying is Such Sweet Sorrow

  • Orenges, Lemons, Pomcitrons, and other excellent frutages, wherewith the Countrey flourisheth abundantly.

    The Decameron

  • We are like the herb which flourisheth most when it is most trampled on.

    Ivanhoe

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