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

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Examples

  • The primary reason why it seems the US flouts international law so much is because ...

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Iran and the Shortcomings of International Human Rights Law

  • The primary reason why it seems the US flouts international law so much is because (i) the US actually allows debate about the meaning of international law or (ii) the US has refused to sign certain treaties.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Iran and the Shortcomings of International Human Rights Law

  • Traditionalists argue that the so-called nonconformist has become the boring norm, and that the nominee or wedding guest who respects the rules has as many ways of expressing his individuality as the one who flouts them.

    Men In Black

  • Noting that the European bill still has to complete its full legislative procedure, Mr Bono said that the French move nevertheless flouts tradition.

    Brussels bulletin

  • The letter states: "The statement of Mr Blazer flouts the principle of a natural or legal person being innocent before being proven guilty."

    Caribbean association heads call for Fifa to investigate Chuck Blazer

  • It under mines the group's integrity and flouts one of the Corps 'most basic, sacred principles: honor.

    Media Coverage JULY 2009

  • I could argue that Moore flouts these with his cop-outs, the deus ex machina, the expediently inconsistent behaviour of characters like Starbuck and Tigh, that the result may be serviceable but it is still Just Plain Bad in terms of craft, like bad code that runs but is ridden with bugs.

    There's No Prescribing Prescriptivism

  • Mr. McCourt's action flouts one of baseball's most sacred tenets: That the commissioner's power to act "in the best interests of baseball" is essentially unlimited, giving him the right ban players and executives, reject unfair trades and, when necessary, control the operations of franchises.

    Dodgers Slide Into Chapter 11

  • Our correspondent flouts the Three Laws of Tourism there — and has a spectacular trip

    Sayonara, Prada

  • Lisa Virgianois the co-founder of one of Jakarta's trendiest dining experiences, but her recipe for success flouts conventional business wisdom: She keeps what she's selling a secret.

    Jakarta's Secretive Restaurant Scene

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