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  • adj. comparative form of showy: more showy


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  • To show halter he likes them to be "showier" and, of course, blowier than that.

    MiKael's Mania - Arabian Horses

  • It's all a bundle of contradictions: The shows are showier, but we're more distracted, yet also encouraged to engage more.

    Eats and Tweets in the Seats

  • Barrymore has the showier role and gives the more riveting performance, but that takes nothing away from Lange, who captures the smothering selfishness that was the flip side of Big Edie's determination to live life on her own terms.

    Lange, Barrymore captivate in HBO's 'Grey Gardens'

  • So, plant scientists bred varieties like the October glory red maple, which can dependably produce anthocyanins for a showier appearance.

    Nature hit snooze button on foliage, just now starting to pop

  • Reds (anthocyanins) form in fall, and this tendency has been bred into many trees to give them a showier appearance.

    Nature hit snooze button on foliage, just now starting to pop

  • Impossible as it might seem, greater pay transparency might prompt, in the absence of greater redistribution, discontent rather than harmony – witness the unhappy footballers and writers who have smarted, as the noble AS Byatt unforgettably did, when a showier rival was publicly awarded what Monbiot's critics call "silly money".

    Even if you show me yours, I'm not showing you mine | Catherine Bennett

  • They're much larger and showier, more vibrantly colored.

    What in Carnation?

  • There are flashier bars, showier bartenders and places with edgier offerings, but owner Hisashi Kishi is a bartender so masterful and revered that fellow bartenders are often too intimidated to enter his place.

    Made Better in Japan

  • I worry that the two Wife co-stars could cancel each other out, but Cumming has the showier role, so it could come down to him against the most significant scene-stealer on this list, Thrones' impish Dinklage, the best shot HBO's lavish fantasy has at a major prize.

    Emmys: Who Will and Should Win

  • The mixed-media event is a good bit showier than much in the series, which has a strong base in politically charged projects.

    Birds and Bergman: Movies Houses Span the Globe


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