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  • The trees rimming the outfield were flaunting their colors.   (source)
    flaunting = showing off
  • 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.   (source)
    flaunt = show off
  • 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.   (source)
    flaunted = showed off
  • Silvers are supposed to fight bravely, to flaunt their skills, to put on a good show—but not die.   (source)
    flaunt = show off
  • 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.   (source)
    flaunting = showing off
  • One girl, bolder than the others, answered him, flaunting her knowledge of the white man's language.   (source)
  • For he knew that she often sang them in order to flaunt before him privacies which he could never hope to penetrate and to convey accusations which he could never hope to decipher, much less deny.   (source)
    flaunt = show off
  • She stalks away, muttering about twits who flaunt regulation.   (source)
    flaunt = openly ignore
  • It would be a shame not to flaunt her newly slim figure in the privacy of her opulent surroundings.   (source)
    flaunt = show off
  • She had that new-mother thickness and still-young-enough-to-flaunt-it confidence.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • She wondered whether she had made a terrible mistake by confiding in her cousin—Cecilia would hardly be pleased if excitable Lola started flaunting her knowledge of Robbie's note.†   (source)
  • And it would be so flaunting, such a sneer at the Aunts, so sinful, so free.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Vivian Baptiste was a beautiful woman, and she knew it; but she didn't flaunt it, it was just there.†   (source)
  • He dismissed them as "childish, vulgar, flaunting, or impertinent, out of place and discordant."†   (source)
  • This was what Idris had misgivings about, the fanfare, the flaunting, the unabashed showmanship, the bravado.†   (source)
  • Do you mean he flaunts his beautiful English ?†   (source)
  • Do you intend to continue flaunting it in the people's faces …. m'Lord?†   (source)
  • But hang on—he went a step further: Jesus said that such sinners were more righteous in the eyes of God and more deserving of God's forgiveness than the spotless Pharisees who went around flaunting their virtue.†   (source)
  • Fine enough to flaunt that it was seventy-four in San Diego.†   (source)
  • Gold jewelry was flaunted.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • If you got it, flaunt it.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • We snorkeled (well, I snorkeled while he flaunted his ability to go without oxygen indefinitely).†   (source)
  • How much smarter than a hammer can you be if you flaunt the proof of your crimes in a wineshop?†   (source)
  • There are three others who all seem somewhat alike—well groomed, with aristocratic noses, each wearing an expensive comb or brooch to distinguish her and flaunt her position.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Two of the boys flaunted their toughness by wearing white starched boxer shorts with the standard no-sock Docksiders on their feet.†   (source)
  • There was her radiant grandmother, her teeth in place for the occasion, sending messages to her husband through her children or the servants; Jaime flaunting his bad manners by burping after each course and picking his teeth with his little finger to annoy his father; Nicolas with his eyes half closed chewing every bite fifty times; and Blanca chattering about anything she could think of just to create the illusion of a normal meal.†   (source)
  • I suspected that she was aware that we saw each other during festivals, but so long as I didn't flaunt the relationship and kept up with my household duties, my mother-in-law left the subject alone.†   (source)
  • Tomas laid both halves on the floor in front of Karenin, who quickly gulped down the first and held the second in his mouth for an ostentatiously long time, flaunting his victory over the two of them.†   (source)
  • If we were to look more like them, smell like them, dress like them, refrain from flaunting our differences, they might be more willing to tolerate us.†   (source)
  • And in notable contrast to much of fashionable society and the Court, where mistresses and infidelities were not only an accepted part of life, but often flaunted, the King remained steadfastly faithful to his very plain Queen, the German princess Charlotte Sophia of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, with whom by now he had produced ten children.†   (source)
  • Flaunted it in front of her well-positioned family, including her arch-conservative grandfather.†   (source)
  • We cannot have our family's shame flaunted in this village for all to stare at and whisper over.†   (source)
  • But while other media mothers used their work to promote this ethic, Annie had never flaunted it, shunning so many requests for photo spreads of her with Grace that women's magazines soon stopped asking.†   (source)
  • "I won't have her near my men, flaunting her …. parts."†   (source)
  • The quiet that rested around their door on the weekends hinted of all sorts of secret rituals, and their friendly indifference to the men on the street was an insult to the women as a brazen flaunting of unnatural ways.†   (source)
  • Flaunting your abilities off-campus?†   (source)
  • The flaunts, the taunts, the poses, they were all part of the lie.†   (source)
  • Insulting me by flaunting your human toy in my presence.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Madison is the type who needs a guy on her arm at school, someone to flaunt, someone cute she can order around.†   (source)
  • Not even a Carlos could cause them to be flaunted this way.†   (source)
  • They did not flaunt this advantage, though, and Estelle McCoy seemed appreciative of that.†   (source)
  • Most of the time, they were direct carry-overs from the five undoubtedly formative years he had spent as a regular panelist on "It's a Wise Child," when, rather than seem to flaunt his somewhat preposterous ability to quote, instantaneously and, usually, verbatim, almost anything he had ever read, or even listened to, with genuine interest, he cultivated a habit of furrowing his brow and appearing to stall for time, the way the other children on the program did.†   (source)
  • Indians wake up every morning of their lives to see the land which was stolen, still there, within reach, its theft being flaunted.†   (source)
  • Thinking fleetingly of gangrene, I cannot believe that my staff still flaunts itself lancelike.†   (source)
  • She flaunted the thing, as she always flaunted those affairs of hers, knowing how deeply Will Hodge was shocked.†   (source)
  • Couldn't she have said anything that didn't flaunt book learning?†   (source)
  • It is yet so early in this world That the sky even now flaunts its countless stars, And each star is radiant as the day.†   (source)
  • The horse they had unhitched champed on the hill, always visible-an old horse that seemed about to run, his mane fluttering in the light and his tail flaunted like a decoration he had only just put on.†   (source)
  • "Flaunt it!" which is his favorite line from his favorite movie, The Producers.   (source)
    flaunt it = show it off
  • Before her walk she would have flaunted her baldness beneath a golden crown.   (source)
    flaunted = shown off
  • If Great Britain is truly to be the greatest kingdom in the world, it is not enough to flaunt our military power and our dominance in industry. We must lead by example and be more charitable to and protective of our own.   (source)
    flaunt = show off
  • Still, they didn't have to bring unnecessary attention to themselves by flaunting their rebel colors, so Hatter folded his top hat into a stack of deadly blades and placed it in his inside coat pocket.   (source)
    flaunting = showing off
  • The Russians, as the Soviets are often called, are flaunting their control of outer space by sending not one but two spaceships into orbit at the same time.   (source)
  • They were about flaunting their power, confirming the conspiratorial myths as fact.†   (source)
  • For a while the jungle seems almost static, humming, shimmering, but not flaunting its dangers.†   (source)
  • I find it hard to flaunt something obtained through what I know to be morally questionable means.†   (source)
  • Sorrow ought to be private, she thinks, not flaunted.†   (source)
  • She probably thought Madaline was flaunting.†   (source)
  • My motorcycle, flaunting itself in the driveway.†   (source)
  • I imagine she was the type to flaunt that kind of power, to enjoy it.†   (source)
  • Make my progress, flaunt my power for the realm to see, watch, wait.†   (source)
  • What was not predictable was Prusias's impatience to flaunt his newfound power.†   (source)
  • She enjoyed living on the edge and flaunting it all under her family's aristocratic noses."†   (source)
  • "If you got it, flaunt it," I say, making my voice soft and steady.†   (source)
  • From the president's point of view, I've ignored Peeta and flaunted my preference for Gale's company before the whole district.†   (source)
  • To display his feces openly, to flaunt the smell of them, would have been a sign of social dominance.†   (source)
  • She's rubbing our noses in it, letting us know exactly who she is, making us watch her as she silently reads, flaunting her prerogative.†   (source)
  • Beside her in the corner the other ladies cast down their eyes demurely and flaunted for her benefit the gold earrings and bracelets her fiancé left with them after his visits.†   (source)
  • If women have a condition called incompleteness, and some recover nicely and some don't, then these paintings were flaunting it, loving it, shoving it in your face.†   (source)
  • He had no desire to flaunt his maimed hand for Mace Tyrell or the Red Viper just now, much less the two of them together.†   (source)
  • "I expect her flaunting days are done," he said, "but if you find her that objectionable, I'll take her."†   (source)
  • So if you flaunted your new emeralds, you were likely to see them next on Eugenides's altar, and once dedicated they were irretrievable.†   (source)
  • He was openly flaunting his medical practice; he had lost interest in iranian politics; he had determined that his daughter was going to have an enjoyable Christmas.†   (source)
  • "Really smart people don't flaunt it.†   (source)
  • It's nothing but a delusion to flatter your own ego and to hurt other people by flaunting your superiority over them.†   (source)
  • Flaunted.†   (source)
  • At such moments as he remembered her presence, he noticed that she sat efficiently straight, almost flaunting the perfection of her poise; she seemed alertly awake and contented, as if she were starting out on a purposeful journey of early morning.†   (source)
  • He wore a gray suit, he had pale blue eyes and blond hair; it was not the colors that made his figure seem icily implacable, it was the fact that the suit had an expensive simplicity seldom flaunted these days, that it belonged in the sternly luxurious office of a rich corporation, that his bearing came from a civilized era and clashed with the place around him.†   (source)
  • Then she remembered what she wore, and thought that it did look preposterous-and then, at the sudden stab of some violent impulse that felt like defiance and like loyalty to the full, real meaning of the moment, she threw her cape back and stood in the raw glare of light, under the sooted columns, like a figure at a formal reception, sternly erect, flaunting the luxury of naked arms, of glowing black satin, of a diamond flashing like a military cross.†   (source)
  • If he wished to stand by her openly, even though she was only a shop girl, if he wished to flaunt it, if he had brought her here to face the indignation of his friends-then it was the gesture of a courageous man defying their opinion, and she was willing to match his courage by serving as the scarecrow of the occasion.†   (source)
  • He took pride in his work, as other men do, and pride, too--though he did not flaunt it publicly--in his judgments, his feelings, even his comfortable shape, size, and visage.†   (source)
  • …with the whole plan of the Mystic Rebellion darting from him as if in rays of the bright reflected light, and he stood looking proudly, leader as he was bound to become of the slaves, the brigands and outcasts of the entire Natchez country, with plans, dates, maps burning like a brand into his brain, and he saw himself proudly in a moment of prophecy going down rank after rank of successively bowing slaves to unroll and flaunt an awesome great picture of the Devil colored on a banner.†   (source)
  • In an excess of furtiveness—despite the total seclusion of the place—I slid out of my trunks and stood there beneath the strange churning gray summer sky, helplessly flaunting my manly state to the seraphim.†   (source)
  • The ledges of high wooden garrets Put forth their vernal flowerpots Of gillyflowers and wallflowers; Rooms flaunt a free-and-easy air And attics smell of dust.†   (source)
  • But for you to cooperate in his enterprise, to actually lay it down and hump this despicable cheat, then, then to flaunt it all right before my eyes as you did last night, letting him stand there and get one last wet feel, poking that revolting chiropractic tongue down your throat—oh, my little Polish tart, it is more than I can bear.†   (source)
  • Eugene felt an almost palpable aura of a disgrace or sadness that had to be as ever-present as the skin is, of hiding and flaunting together.†   (source)
  • She seemed to flaunt it.†   (source)
  • How that little round hole of pink heel seemed to flaunt itself before them!†   (source)
  • He just used that as an excuse to come and flaunt himself and Emmie in her face.†   (source)
  • So you can flaunt it before your poverty-stricken friends and say 'See what I caught!'†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Through all the flowers the same wave of light passed in a sudden flaunt and flash as if a fin cut the green glass of a lake.†   (source)
  • Flaunting in the sun at Monte Carlo?†   (source)
  • And not only he knew them, but all the other men, the customers and the loungers, the white and the black that would be sitting and squatting about the store's gallery to watch her pass, not quite defiant and not quite cringing and not quite flaunting the ribbons and the beads, but almost; not quite any of them but a little of all: bold sullen and fearful.†   (source)
  • Here, she felt, putting the spoon down, where one could move or rest; could wait now (they were all helped) listening; could then, like a hawk which lapses suddenly from its high station, flaunt and sink on laughter easily, resting her whole weight upon what at the other end of the table her husband was saying about the square root of one thousand two hundred and fifty-three.†   (source)
  • Then how lovely the smoke of my phrase is, rising and falling, flaunting and falling, upon red lobsters and yellow fruit, wreathing them into one beauty.†   (source)
  • He sat in a tapestry armchair of his drawing room, half lying, legs and stomach forward, like an obnoxious child flaunting his bad posture.†   (source)
  • Years ago, thinking of Gail Wynand, she had wondered how such a man faced his life and his work; she expected boasting and a hidden sense of shame, or impertinence flaunting its own guilt.†   (source)
  • Still she could say nothing; the whole horizon seemed swept bare of objects to talk about; could only feel, amazedly, as Mr. Ramsay stood there, how his gaze seemed to fall dolefully over the sunny grass and discolour it, and cast over the rubicund, drowsy, entirely contented figure of Mr. Carmichael, reading a French novel on a deck-chair, a veil of crape, as if such an existence, flaunting its prosperity in a world of woe, were enough to provoke the most dismal thoughts of all.†   (source)
  • Her dress—the color of water, a pale green-blue, too simple and expensive, its pleats exact like edges of glass—her thin heels planted wide apart on the boulders, the smooth helmet of her hair, the exaggerated fragility of her body against the sky—flaunted the fastidious coolness of the gardens and drawing rooms from which she came.†   (source)
  • Laces and silks and braid and ribbons, all blockade run, all the more precious and more proudly worn because of it, finery flaunted with an added pride as an extra affront to the Yankees.†   (source)
  • It was showered and flounced with cream-colored Chantilly lace that had come from Charleston on the last blockader, and Maybelle was flaunting it as saucily as if she and not the famous Captain Butler had run the blockade.†   (source)
  • While architects cursed, wondering how to make a twenty-story building look like an old brick mansion, while they used every horizontal device available in order to cheat it of its height, shrink it down to tradition, hide the shame of its steel, make it small, safe and ancient—Henry Cameron designed skyscrapers in straight, vertical lines, flaunting their steel and height.†   (source)
  • Instead of the soaring lines reaching for heaven, demanded by the very nature of a temple, as a symbol of man's quest for something higher than his little ego, this building is flauntingly horizontal, its belly in the mud, thus declaring its allegiance to the carnal, glorifying the gross pleasures of the flesh above those of the spirit.†   (source)
  • Full in the blaze of the rising sun it flaunted an unchangeable front.†   (source)
  • Thought of meeting with buffalo-hunters persistently flaunted hopes.†   (source)
  • At this retort the cowboy dropped his head and did not see Bo flaunt herself out of the room.†   (source)
  • It's best not to flaunt the fact that the Devil is paying all your bills.†   (source)
  • It beckoned, flaunted, slanted to the hot steely sky.†   (source)
  • Over it flaunted a Union Jack, flapping cheerfully in the morning breeze.†   (source)
  • She had a flaunting vulgarity which amused and yet horrified.†   (source)
  • They flaunt their conjugal felicity in one's face, as if it were the most fascinating of sins.†   (source)
  • What have I done that you should wish to see me in such a flaunting coat, Judith?†   (source)
  • "She's not a common flaunting dratchell, I can see that.†   (source)
  • "Ah, Jane Merry is one of US," said Mrs. Archer sighing, as if it were not such an enviable thing to be in an age when ladies were beginning to flaunt abroad their Paris dresses as soon as they were out of the Custom House, instead of letting them mellow under lock and key, in the manner of Mrs. Archer's contemporaries.†   (source)
  • As for the lives of one's neighbours, if one wishes to be a prig or a Puritan, one can flaunt one's moral views about them, but they are not one's concern.†   (source)
  • Chapter XXXI A PET OF GOOD FORTUNE—BROADWAY FLAUNTS ITS JOYS The effect of the city and his own situation on Hurstwood was paralleled in the case of Carrie, who accepted the things which fortune provided with the most genial good-nature.†   (source)
  • Their bearing, which was simply the bearing of commonplace individuals going about their business in the assurance of perfect safety, was offensive to me like the outrageous flauntings of folly in the face of a danger it is unable to comprehend.†   (source)
  • Amory liked Louisville and Memphis best: these knew how to meet strangers, furnished extraordinary punch, and flaunted an astonishing array of feminine beauty.†   (source)
  • Sickly yellow lights went to and fro in the houses, and some of the passing cabs flaunted unextinguished lamps.†   (source)
  • Cacilie was flaunting and cynical.†   (source)
  • A breeze flaunting ever so warmly down the Mall through the thin trees, past the bronze heroes, lifted some flag flying in the British breast of Mr. Bowley and he raised his hat as the car turned into the Mall and held it high as the car approached; and let the poor mothers of Pimlico press close to him, and stood very upright.†   (source)
  • The strength and passion and fire of her were in her eyes, and she so used them that Lassiter had to see this depth in her, this haunting promise more fitted to her years than to the flaunting guise of a wilful girl.†   (source)
  • He seemed to flaunt his body: she was aware of him so—the strong chest, the sides, the thighs in their close-fitting trousers.†   (source)
  • She bowed her face over the flowers—the freesias so sweet and spring-like, the scarlet anemones flaunting over the table.†   (source)
  • That was all—it merely recurred and recurred—gardens that flaunted coloring against which this would be quite dull, moons that whirled and swayed, paler than winter moons, more golden than harvest moons—†   (source)
  • Beaten up, broken up by the assault of carriages, the brutality of vans, the eager advance of myriads of angular men, of flaunting women, the domes and spires of offices and hospitals, the last relics of this lap full of odds and ends seemed to break, like the spray of an exhausted wave, upon the body of Miss Kilman standing still in the street for a moment to mutter "It is the flesh."†   (source)
  • "What did you say to my uncle Heinrich, Frau Professor?' the girl asked, suddenly falling from her attitude of flaunting independence.†   (source)
  • But she could remember going cold with excitement, and doing her hair in a kind of ecstasy (now the old feeling began to come back to her, as she took out her hairpins, laid them on the dressing-table, began to do her hair), with the rooks flaunting up and down in the pink evening light, and dressing, and going downstairs, and feeling as she crossed the hall "if it were now to die 'twere now to be most happy.†   (source)
  • At the corner of the bridge, too, I saw one of the common contrasts of that grotesque time—a sheet of paper flaunting against a thicket of the red weed, transfixed by a stick that kept it in place.†   (source)
  • The scarlet woman and she of Babylon flaunted their vileness there; the cities of the plain were not more wicked.†   (source)
  • Presently there was a distant blare of military music; it came nearer, still nearer, and soon a noble cavalcade wound into view, glorious with plumed helmets and flashing mail and flaunting banners and rich doublets and horse-cloths and gilded spearheads; and through the muck and swine, and naked brats, and joyous dogs, and shabby huts, it took its gallant way, and in its wake we followed.†   (source)
  • The chief pleasure and necessity of such men, when they encounter anyone who shows animation, is to flaunt their own dreary, persistent activity.†   (source)
  • There's that Bessy Cranage—she'll be flaunting i' new finery three weeks after you're gone, I'll be bound.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Isabel was not incapable of tasting any advantage of position over a person of this quality, and though little desirous to flaunt it in his face she could enjoy being able to say "You know you oughtn't to have written to me yourself!" and to say it with an air of triumph.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • His shirt collars were higher; his face was redder; his shirt-frill flaunted gorgeously out of his variegated waistcoat.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Erect, haughty, brilliant, he flaunted abroad in open day the superhuman bestiality of a ferocious archangel.†   (source)
  • The black, rich soil had fed itself with the decay of a long period of time; such as fallen leaves, the petals of flowers, and the stalks and seed—vessels of vagrant and lawless plants, more useful after their death than ever while flaunting in the sun.†   (source)
  • She was pretty, and conscious, and rather flaunting; and the condescension with which she put aside the superiority of her charms, and of her worldly experience, and addressed her sister on almost equal terms, had a vast deal of the family in it.†   (source)
  • Through gorges, over cliffs, across glaciers, by peaks that seemed star-high, I made my way to the Lang Tso, a lake of marvellous beauty, asleep at the feet of the Tise Gangri, the Gurla, and the Kailas Parbot, giants which flaunt their crowns of snow everlastingly in the face of the sun.†   (source)
  • As it was, the kindness consisted mainly in trying to make him believe that he had once wounded her greatly and that the event had put him to shame, but that, as she was very generous and he was so ill, she bore him no grudge and even considerately forbore to flaunt her happiness in his face.†   (source)
  • People vociferate, shout, howl, there they break forth and writhe with enjoyment; gayety roars; sarcasm flames forth, joviality is flaunted like a red flag; two jades there drag farce blossomed forth into an apotheosis; it is the triumphal car of laughter.†   (source)
  • They were flaunting in rich beauty and full bloom to-day, and seemed, as it were, a mystic expression that something within the house was consummated.†   (source)
  • He waited in a state of much suspense and uncertainty until the women, being committed for trial, went flaunting out; and then was quickly relieved by the appearance of another prisoner who he felt at once could be no other than the object of his visit.†   (source)
  • 'I have come to see,' she said, 'James Steerforth's fancy; the girl who ran away with him, and is the town-talk of the commonest people of her native place; the bold, flaunting, practised companion of persons like James Steerforth.†   (source)
  • And you reward me after years of devotion by giving me your blessing upon my marriage, forsooth, with this flaunting Irish girl!†   (source)
  • Men will be men, and some even that flaunt in their gold and silver, and carry the King's commission in their pockets, are not guiltless of equal cruelty."†   (source)
  • Some few score of years afterwards, when all the parties represented are grown old, what bitter satire there is in those flaunting childish family-portraits, with their farce of sentiment and smiling lies, and innocence so self-conscious and self-satisfied.†   (source)
  • This was made evident, one day, when a political procession, with hundreds of flaunting banners, and drums, fifes, clarions, and cymbals, reverberating between the rows of buildings, marched all through town, and trailed its length of trampling footsteps, and most infrequent uproar, past the ordinarily quiet House of the Seven Gables.†   (source)
  • The very rose-trees at which Adam stopped to pluck one looked as if they grew wild; they were all huddled together in bushy masses, now flaunting with wide-open petals, almost all of them of the streaked pink-and-white kind, which doubtless dated from the union of the houses of York and Lancaster.†   (source)
  • Adam was wise enough to choose a compact Provence rose that peeped out half-smothered by its flaunting scentless neighbours, and held it in his hand—he thought he should be more at ease holding something in his hand—as he walked on to the far end of the garden, where he remembered there was the largest row of currant-trees, not far off from the great yew-tree arbour.†   (source)
  • …more than a walking pace, that there might be as little risk of jolting as possible on this warm day, and there was time to exchange greetings and remarks with the foot-passengers who were going the same way, specking the paths between the green meadows and the golden cornfields with bits of movable bright colour—a scarlet waistcoat to match the poppies that nodded a little too thickly among the corn, or a dark-blue neckerchief with ends flaunting across a brand-new white smock-frock.†   (source)
  • …Victress on the peaks, Where thou with mighty brow regarding the world, (The world O Libertad, that vainly conspired against thee,) Out of its countless beleaguering toils, after thwarting them all, Dominant, with the dazzling sun around thee, Flauntest now unharm'd in immortal soundness and bloom—lo, in these hours supreme, No poem proud, I chanting bring to thee, nor mastery's rapturous verse, But a cluster containing night's darkness and blood-dripping wounds, And psalms of the…†   (source)
    standard suffix: Today, the suffix "-est" is dropped, so that where they said "Thou flauntest" in older English, today we say "You flaunt."
  • If he made no effort to hide his disability, he did not flaunt it now either.†   (source)
  • So it was deliberate, this flaunting of his twisted legs and ungainly waddle on the long progress to his seat.†   (source)
  • You're not content wi' ruining your good name and my own, ye must go on with the scandal, and flaunt your shame to the whole neighborhood!"†   (source)
  • Buck Mulligan flaunted his slip and panama.†   (source)
  • She cuffs them on, her streamers flaunting aloft.†   (source)
  • 40 Flaunt of the sunshine I need not your bask—lie over!†   (source)
  • Flaunt away, flags of all nations! be duly lower'd at sunset!†   (source)
  • 2 Flaunt out O sea your separate flags of nations!†   (source)
  • Flaunt out visible as ever the various ship-signals!†   (source)
  • Long yet your road, fateful flag—long yet your road, and lined with bloody death, For the prize I see at issue at last is the world, All its ships and shores I see interwoven with your threads greedy banner; Dream'd again the flags of kings, highest borne to flaunt unrival'd?†   (source)
  • World Take Good Notice World take good notice, silver stars fading, Milky hue ript, wet of white detaching, Coals thirty-eight, baleful and burning, Scarlet, significant, hands off warning, Now and henceforth flaunt from these shores.†   (source)
  • Around a palace, loftier, fairer, ampler than any yet, Earth's modern wonder, history's seven outstripping, High rising tier on tier with glass and iron facades, Gladdening the sun and sky, enhued in cheerfulest hues, Bronze, lilac, robin's-egg, marine and crimson, Over whose golden roof shall flaunt, beneath thy banner Freedom, The banners of the States and flags of every land, A brood of lofty, fair, but lesser palaces shall cluster.†   (source)
  • …great and small, And the fields they moisten, and the crops and the fruits are ours, Bays and channels and ships sailing in and out are ours—while we over all, Over the area spread below, the three or four millions of square miles, the capitals, The forty millions of people,—O bard! in life and death supreme, We, even we, henceforth flaunt out masterful, high up above, Not for the present alone, for a thousand years chanting through you, This song to the soul of one poor little child.†   (source)
  • You prostitutes flaunting over the trottoirs or obscene in your rooms, Who am I that I should call you more obscene than myself?†   (source)
  • Crowd top-sail, top-gallant and royal studding-sails, Out challenge and defiance—flags and flaunting pennants added, As we take to the open—take to the deepest, freest waters.†   (source)
  • [VI] Proudly the Flood Comes In Proudly the flood comes in, shouting, foaming, advancing, Long it holds at the high, with bosom broad outswelling, All throbs, dilates—the farms, woods, streets of cities—workmen at work, Mainsails, topsails, jibs, appear in the offing—steamers' pennants of smoke—and under the forenoon sun, Freighted with human lives, gaily the outward bound, gaily the inward bound, Flaunting from many a spar the flag I love.†   (source)
  • Or how Should I, in these my borrow'd flaunts, behold The sternness of his presence?†   (source)
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