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  • They concealed the ear of a cadaver in his nice, clean, new pocket handkerchief when he went to Sunday supper at the house of a girl cousin in Zenith…… At supper he produced the handkerchief with a flourish.
  • While Leora sat on the edge of her chair in the manner of one likely to be sent home, and Mrs. Tredgold sat forward like a hostess, Tredgold flourished the cocktail-shaker and performed courtesies: "How long you been here now, Doctor?"

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  • What the X Principle was—chemical or germ—he could not determine, but certainly the original Principle flourished.
  • And as for the rats themselves, they flourished, they were glad in the land, and each female produced from ten to two hundred offspring every year.
  • White and black, Hindu and Chink and Caribbee, they crowded the wharf, shouting, waving scarfs, trying not to weep at the feeble piping of what was left of the Blackwater Gold Medal Band; and as the steamer, the St. Ia of the McGurk Line, was warped out, with her captain at the rail of the bridge, very straight, saluting them with a flourish but his eyes so wet that he could not see the harbor, they felt that they were no longer jailed lepers but a part of the free world.
  • With a melodramatic flourish Martin protested, "And I suppose I haven’t a thing to say if they wreck the Department!

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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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