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  • If Bounderby had been a Conqueror, and Mrs. Sparsit a captive Princess whom he took about as a feature in his state-processions, he could not have made a greater flourish with her than he habitually did.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • And as often (and it was very often) as an orator of this kind brought into his peroration, 'Princes and lords may flourish or may fade, A breath can make them, as a breath has made,' it was, for certain, more or less understood among the company that he had heard of Mrs. Sparsit.  (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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