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flourish
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The Idiot
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flourish
Used in
The Idiot
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  • This writing allows for flourishes; now a flourish is a dangerous thing!  (not reviewed by editor)

  • This writing allows for flourishes; now a flourish is a dangerous thing!  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The general was lord of a flourishing family, consisting of his wife and three grown-up daughters.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • But on one occasion he explained seriously to Gania that he was no Jew, that he did nothing dishonest, that he could not help the market price of money, that, thanks to his accurate habits, he had already a good footing and was respected, and that his business was flourishing.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • A stylist would not allow these ornaments, or attempts at flourishes—just look at these unfinished tails!—but it has distinction and really depicts the soul of the writer.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • It is a terrible idea, but it is historic, it is statistic; it is indeed one of those facts which enables an intelligent historian to reconstruct the physiognomy of a special epoch, for it brings out this further point with mathematical accuracy, that the clergy were in those days sixty times richer and more flourishing than the rest of humanity and perhaps sixty times fatter also…" "You are exaggerating, you are exaggerating, Lebedeff!" cried his hearers, amid laughter.  (not reviewed by editor)

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as in: dismissed them with a flourish
as in: the business is flourishing
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