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  • v. Present participle of flout.

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Examples

  • GEORGETOWN, Guyana: The opposition Alliance for Change (AFC) party in Guyana boycotted Thursday's sitting of Parliament over what it called the flouting of Parliamentary Standing Orders by the People's Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) government.

    Caribbean Net News Daily Headlines

  • Princess Caroline's biographer remarks that "all her life, [she] took a childish delight in flouting convention, even if this meant exposing her decidedly lustful nature"; this rebellious streak, accompanied by her "outlandish ways and bizarre dress sense" combined to give Caroline an eccentricity not becoming in a female member of the British court, let alone its royal family (Fraser 28, 227).

    Framing Romantic Dress: Mary Robinson, Princess Caroline and the Sex/Text

  • When the old merchant heard this ill flouting from the damsel, he was wroth with wrath exceeding beyond which was no proceeding and said to the broker, “O most ill-omened of brokers, thou hast not brought into the market this ill-conditioned wench but to gibe me and make mock of me before the merchants.”

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Conversely, I think the idea of flouting the EU and establishing partnership between consciously white countries would be a good way to affirm our right to exist.

    The Brussels Journal - The Voice of Conservatism in Europe

  • Durban City Hall on Thursday with a memorandum accusing the government of "flouting" the constitutional principles under which the new constitution will be written.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • He accuses the company of "flouting" the court's order because it has not turned over the vehicles.

    Madison Record -

  • But he said he told the Chinese leader that Iran also has to realize the price to pay for "flouting" its international commitments, including on nuclear nonproliferation.

    Christian Science Monitor | All Stories

  • For instance, are cyclists to be blamed for careless or expedient behavior, such as flouting traffic lights or even endangering pedestrians, where streets are engineered for fast-moving auto traffic and human-powered modes are relegated to the margins?

    Streetsblog New York City

  • Cele's alleged "flouting" of tender procedures ", might never have seen the light of day.

    iac world news feed

  • Their purpose: to ride side-by-side on commercial buses into the Deep South, risking their lives to expose racial segregation by flouting Jim Crow laws in hot zones including Alabama and Mississippi.

    Roush Review: Reliving an Historic Ride

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