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flourish
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The Brothers Karamazov
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  • It flourished especially in the celebrated Kozelski Optin Monastery.
  • He understood perfectly that those peremptory shouts were merely "a flourish" to produce an effect.

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  • It had flourished and been glorious all over Russia through its elders, to see and hear whom pilgrims had flocked for thousands of miles from all parts.
  • Though our part of the country had grown poorer, the landowners had gone away, and trade had got worse, yet the grocery stores flourished as before, every year with increasing prosperity; there were plenty of purchasers for their goods.
  • It looked as though the gentleman belonged to that class of idle landowners who used to flourish in the times of serfdom.

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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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