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flourish
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Harry Potter (#3) and the Prisoner of Azkaban
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  • As Harry entered Flourish and Blotts, the manager came hurrying toward him.
  • "We went to the Leaky Cauldron, but they said you’d left, and we went to Flourish and Blotts, and Madam Malkin’s, and —"

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  • "You can copy mine, if you like," said Ron, labeling his last star with a flourish and shoving the chart toward Harry.
  • That dog on the cover of Death Omens in Flourish and Blotts —the dog in the shadows of Magnolia Crescent… Lavender Brown clapped her hands to her mouth too.
  • Harry emerged from Flourish and Blotts ten minutes later with his new books under his arms and made his way back to the Leaky Cauldron, hardly noticing where he was going and bumping into several people.
  • Harry met Seamus Finnigan and Dean Thomas, his fellow Gryffindors, in Quality Quidditch Supplies, where they too were ogling the Firebolt; he also ran into the real Neville Longbottom, a round-faced, forgetful boy, outside Flourish and Blotts.
  • Fred pulled something from inside his cloak with a flourish and laid it on one of the desks.

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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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