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flourish
used in
Oliver Twist
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flourish
Used in
Oliver Twist
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  • And Mr. Grimwig poked the fire with a flourish.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • It was the prime and vigour of the year; all things were glad and flourishing.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • These preliminaries adjusted, Mr. Sikes proceeded to drink brandy at a furious rate, and to flourish the crowbar in an alarming manner; yelling forth, at the same time, most unmusical snatches of song, mingled with wild execrations.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Such commendations had been bestowed upon his bravery, that he could not, for the life of him, help postponing the explanation for a few delicious minutes; during which he had flourished, in the very zenith of a brief reputation for undaunted courage.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • It's of no use disguising facts, ma'am,' said Mr. Bumble, slowly flourishing the teaspoon with a kind of amorous dignity which made him doubly impressive; 'I would drown it myself, with pleasure.  (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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