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She is more wealthy than her neighbors, but she never flaunts it.
  the act of showing off (displaying something ostentatiously)
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Strongly Associated with:   flout
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  • She is more wealthy than her neighbors, but she never flaunts it.
  • He walks the walk, but doesn’t flaunt his religious beliefs.
  • All night, he kept yelling, "Flaunt it, baby!"
    Stephen Chbosky  --  The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • Vivian Baptiste was a beautiful woman, and she knew it; but she didn’t flaunt it, it was just there.
    Ernest J. Gaines  --  A Lesson Before Dying

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  • She stalks away, muttering about twits who flaunt regulation.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • The flaunts, the taunts, the poses, they were all part of the lie.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  The Impossible Knife of Memory
  • If you got it, flaunt it.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Before I Fall
  • Insulting me by flaunting your human toy in my presence.
    Susan Ee  --  Angelfall
  • The trees rimming the outfield were flaunting their colors.
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Maniac Magee
  • One girl, bolder than the others, answered him, flaunting her knowledge of the white man’s language.
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Sign of the Beaver

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  • Then too there was T.J., who, although not really my problem, was so obnoxiously flaunting Stacey’s wool coat during these cold days that I had just about decided to deflate him at the same time I took care of Lillian Jean.
    Mildred D. Taylor  --  Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
  • Instead of admitting her crimes and striving to atone for her sins, Old Lady Rong has sent her sons to Hong Kong, where they can continue to exploit the Chinese people, and she herself continues to flaunt her bourgeois life.
    Ji-Li Jiang  --  Red Scarf Girl
  • Thinking fleetingly of gangrene, I cannot believe that my staff still flaunts itself lancelike.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • So it was deliberate, this flaunting of his twisted legs and ungainly waddle on the long progress to his seat.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • Silvers are supposed to fight bravely, to flaunt their skills, to put on a good show—but not die.
    Victoria Aveyard  --  Red Queen
  • In consequence, the Bird flaunted his impunity and virtually ran the camp.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • This was what Idris had misgivings about, the fanfare, the flaunting, the unabashed showmanship, the bravado.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • From the president’s point of view, I’ve ignored Peeta and flaunted my preference for Gale’s company before the whole district.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • A great tree, fallen across one corner, leaned against the trees that still stood and a rapid climber flaunted red and yellow sprays right to the top.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • She had that new-mother thickness and still-young-enough-to-flaunt-it confidence.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • The chief pleasure and necessity of such men, when they encounter anyone who shows animation, is to flaunt their own dreary, persistent activity.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • Ali always flaunted hers, but the only time Aria seemed to notice she even had boobs was when she knit everyone bras as Christmas gifts and had to make herself a larger size.
    Sara Shepard  --  Pretty Little Liars
  • When the future finally arrived, they didn’t flaunt their modest wealth, but they bought nice clothes, some jewelry for Billie, a Cadillac.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • In theory—that is, as a simple physical possibility—an animal could pick up and go, flaunting all the social conventions and boundaries proper to its species.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • They were about flaunting their power, confirming the conspiratorial myths as fact.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • Sickly yellow lights went to and fro in the houses, and some of the passing cabs flaunted unextinguished lamps.
    H.G. Wells  --  The War of the Worlds
  • Then, Cameron had lost even the shame of his agony, and had come to his office reeling, recognizing no one, openly drunk and flaunting it before the walls of the only place on earth he had respected.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • We snorkeled (well, I snorkeled while he flaunted his ability to go without oxygen indefinitely).
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • Hundreds of these handkerchiefs hang dangling from pegs outside the windows or flaunting from the door-posts; and the shelves, within, are piled with them.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • They picked up on the particular egalitarian ethos of the community, which discouraged the wealthy from flaunting their success and helped the unsuccessful obscure their failures.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • Erect, haughty, brilliant, he flaunted abroad in open day the superhuman bestiality of a ferocious archangel.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Langdon was having trouble concentrating as a scattering of the park’s nocturnal residents were already emerging from the shadows and flaunting their wares in the glare of the headlights.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • He was much over-dressed, in a gaudy vest of many colors, a blue neckerchief, bedropped gayly with yellow spots, and arranged with a flaunting tie, quite in keeping with the general air of the man.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • And it would be so flaunting, such a sneer at the Aunts, so sinful, so free.
    Margaret Atwood  --  The Handmaid’s Tale
  • Because he didn’t like people with money, didn’t like the way they flaunted it, and didn’t like the way they thought they were, better than other people because of it.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Last Song
  • Bibwit Harte, the royal tutor, had explained to her that most of Wonderland took pride in the Inventors’ Parade, the one time every year when citizens flaunted their skills and ingenuity before the queen.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • Do you intend to continue flaunting it in the people’s faces . m’Lord?
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • Buck Mulligan flaunted his slip and panama.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • She stood back and viewed him with pride, thinking that even Jeb Stuart with his flaunting sash and plume could not look so dashing as her cavalier.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • Indians wake up every morning of their lives to see the land which was stolen, still there, within reach, its theft being flaunted.
    Leslie Marmon Silko  --  Ceremony
  • In cold weather he was distinguished by a fur cap, surmounted with a flaunting fox’s tail; and when the folks at a country gathering descried this well-known crest at a distance, whisking about among a squad of hard riders, they always stood by for a squall.
    Washington Irving  --  The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
  • While he did this, the woman who had already spoken threw her bundle on the floor, and sat down in a flaunting manner on a stool; crossing her elbows on her knees, and looking with a bold defiance at the other two.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Christmas Carol
  • Her eyes were narrowed and he could not define their expression; it was a look that seemed both veiled and purposeful, the look of something hidden that flaunted its security from detection.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • She was lightly dressed; looked bold, and haggard, and flaunting, and poor; but seemed, for the time, to have given all that to the wind which was blowing, and to have nothing in her mind but going after them.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • His shirt collars were higher; his face was redder; his shirt-frill flaunted gorgeously out of his variegated waistcoat.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • Do you mean he flaunts his beautiful English ?
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • And that afternoon, Zuudkhan’s best students flaunted their facility with English as the endless speechmaking that attended the inauguration of all CAI projects wore on through the warm afternoon.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • Because now the storm-bleached balloon whisper-purled, plummet-sank softly down, its elephant shadow cooling gemmed lawns and sundials as they flaunted their swift gaze high through that shadow.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Something Wicked This Way Comes
  • Or how Should I, in these my borrow’d flaunts, behold The sternness of his presence?
    William Shakespeare  --  The Winter’s Tale
  • He seemed to flaunt his body: she was aware of him so—the strong chest, the sides, the thighs in their close-fitting trousers.
    D.H. Lawrence  --  Sons and Lovers
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