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flourish
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  • I have staked my pride on proving to your father that he is wrong; and now that I am at the head of a flourishing business, I can deal with him as an equal.
  • WASHINGTON SQUARE by Henry James CHAPTER I During a portion of the first half of the present century, and more particularly during the latter part of it, there flourished and practised in the city of New York a physician who enjoyed perhaps an exceptional share of the consideration which, in the United States, has always been bestowed upon distinguished members of the medical profession.

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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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