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Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
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flourish
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Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
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  • Therefore, since brevity is the soul of wit, And tediousness the limbs and outward flourishes, I will be brief:—your noble son is mad: Mad call I it; for to define true madness, What is’t but to be nothing else but mad?
  • A flourish.

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  • To this effect, sir; after what flourish your nature will.
  • An earnest conjuration from the king,— As England was his faithful tributary; As love between them like the palm might flourish; As peace should still her wheaten garland wear And stand a comma ’tween their amities; And many such-like as’s of great charge,— That, on the view and know of these contents, Without debatement further, more or less, He should the bearers put to sudden death, Not shriving-time allow’d.
  • [A flourish of trumpets, and ordnance shot off within.
  • [Flourish of trumpets within.

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as in: the business is flourishing Define
to thrive (grow or develop well)
as in: dismissed them with a flourish Define
a showy gesture or: the act of waving -- a hand or an item
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