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flourish
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  • Nately gave them ninety dollars with a gallant flourish, after borrowing twenty dollars from Yossarian, thirty-five dollars from Dunbar and seventeen dollars from Hungry Joe.
  • With a masterful flourish, he brought the briefing to a close and turned expectantly to receive ardent congratulations from General Dreedle — who was already striding out of the building without a glance backward, trailing his nurse and Colonel Moodus behind him.

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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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