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flourish
used in
Heart of Darkness
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flourish
Used in
Heart of Darkness
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  • I saw him extend his short flipper of an arm for a gesture that took in the forest, the creek, the mud, the river,—seemed to beckon with a dishonoring flourish before the sunlit face of the land a treacherous appeal to the lurking death, to the hidden evil, to the profound darkness of its heart.  (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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