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flourish
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The Count of Monte Cristo
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  • Leaving the village of Linas, without stopping at the telegraph, which flourished its great bony arms as he passed, the count reached the tower of Montlhery, situated, as every one knows, upon the highest point of the plain of that name.
  • Horticulture seemed, however, to have been abandoned in the deserted kitchen-garden; and where cabbages, carrots, radishes, pease, and melons had once flourished, a scanty crop of lucerne alone bore evidence of its being deemed worthy of cultivation.

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  • The same flower of innocence had flourished, or was still flourishing, on their brow, that is seen on the brow of the culprit in your house.
  • The same flower of innocence had flourished, or was still flourishing, on their brow, that is seen on the brow of the culprit in your house.
  • The notary solemnly took the pen, flourished it above his head, and said, "Gentlemen, we are about to sign the contract."
  • Instead of that air of life, of comfort, and of happiness that permeates a flourishing and prosperous business establishment—instead of merry faces at the windows, busy clerks hurrying to and fro in the long corridors—instead of the court filled with bales of goods, re-echoing with the cries and the jokes of porters, one would have immediately perceived all aspect of sadness and gloom.

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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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