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Definitionintended to attract notice and impress others — especially with wealth in a vulgar way
- [The knife which] was about a foot long; and which he wiped, not wholly without ostentation, on the sleeve of his coat.Chapters 55-57 (72% in)
ostentation = intended to attract notice and impress others
- He passed his hand complacently over his bald head, and said with ostentatious resignation: 'My dear, we will not anticipate the decrees of fortune.Chapters 34-36 (94% in)
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