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  • n. Plural form of flourishing.


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  • The most successful gifts reflect a sensitive consideration of the individual and come from the peculiar excesses and flourishings of the giver.

    The Ten Commandments

  • What have been the flourishings, oppositions, decays, depressions, oblivions, removes, 'and all other events concerning learning throughout the ages of the world'?


  • He was both drawn to and repelled by mainstream Hollywood filmmaking, and in the 1970s it resulted in one of the greatest flourishings any artist in Cinema has yet managed.

    GreenCine Daily: Robert Altman, 1925 - 2006.

  • “Speak-e! tell-ee me who-ee be, or dam-me, I kill-e!” again growled the cannibal, while his horrid flourishings of the tomahawk scattered the hot tobacco ashes about me till I thought my linen would get on fire.

    Moby Dick; or the Whale

  • His voice was faintly singsong as his eyes plucked the words out of a forest of superfluous pen-flourishings.

    A Canticle for Leibowitz

  • Sometimes these sheets were surrounded with elaborate flourishings of birds, pens, scrolls, etc., such as the writing-master of the last century delighted in; others were headed with copper-plate engravings, sometimes coloured.

    A Righte Merrie Christmasse The Story of Christ-Tide

  • Maud took an active part in the drive, and with her cries and flourishings of the broken oar was of considerable assistance.

    Chapter 30

  • It was during one of these periodic flourishings of the Agence Pujol that Aristide met the Ducksmiths.

    The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol

  • The truth, of course, is that the clumsy figure in the bass is not meant to depict the leviathan himself, but his gambolings and the gay flourishings of his tail.

    Old Scores and New Readings Discussions on Music & Certain Musicians

  • In the twinkling of an eye each warrior had selected one buffalo in particular as his own especial foe, and had planted himself with uplifted bangwan square in the brute's path, while the buffalo, promptly accepting the challenge, responded to it with fierce bellows and savage flourishings of the terrible horns.

    Through Veld and Forest An African Story


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