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  • Luma counted the episode as a hard lesson, and vowed not to let any player, no matter how talented, get away with flouting team rules.   (source)
    flouting = openly disregarding
  • But flouting the rules of the Institute seems to have been common in this beautiful room.   (source)
  • I had flouted the king's laws all my life.   (source)
    flouted = openly disregarded
  • But no one flouts that way of life and thought as openly as you do.   (source)
    flouts = openly disregards
  • flouting the will of God   (source)
    flouting = openly disregarding
  • Birds is rare choosers an' a robin can flout a body worse than a man.   (source)
    flout = openly disregard
  • He warned Mother not to flout God's Will by expecting too much for us.†   (source)
  • Glad to see you, too, Mr. Rule Flouter.†   (source)
  • At some time-perhaps in your childhood-you may have been allowed to get away with flouting the rules of society.†   (source)
  • He knew it was foolish to wait, but he feared how the butcher would react when he learned that Roran and Katrina had flouted tradition and, in doing so, undermined Sloan's authority.†   (source)
  • A little java and he'd feel ready enough to face the day— getting Jonah off to school, keeping rein on the locals who flouted the law, posting eviction notices throughout the county, as well as handling whatever else inevitably cropped up, like meeting with Jonah's teacher later in the afternoon.†   (source)
  • "Is planning to flout that in their own city—the city they've secretly held for three thousand years, since the time of the Etruscans.†   (source)
  • See whether you can flout all moral principles and get away with it!†   (source)
  • If you think I'm so damaged that it's safe to flout me, you're mistaken Come here, and I'll squeeze your eyes out, like I did to Radbug just now.†   (source)
  • They indicated either an ignorance or a flouting of the niceties.†   (source)
  • You've both flouted the faith you were born and brought up in-the one true faith of the Catholic Church-and your denial has brought nothing but self-destruction!†   (source)
  • This bill will establish a simple, uniform standard which cannot be used, however ingenious the effort, to flout our Constitution.†   (source)
  • With that, Missie Spights might be flouted.†   (source)
  • Having flouted his coach's instructions to dribble less and pass more, Josiah knew he was on the hook now to score.   (source)
    flouted = openly disregarded
  • Well, Mr. Rule Flouter, right down there in the forum—Julia, point for me, please—".†   (source)
  • I must admit that I have always been afraid that you would take what we might call the 'Fred and George' route, rather than following in my footsteps, so you can imagine my feelings on hearing you have stopped flouting authority and have decided to shoulder some real responsibility.†   (source)
  • I was shocked and frightened to see her flout Father's authority, but truthfully, I could feel something similar moving around in my own heart.†   (source)
  • The Southern Baptist Mission League gave us this hint, without coming right out and telling us to flout the law of the forty-four pounds, and from there we made our plan.†   (source)
  • Father informed her that God showed no mercy upon those who flouted their elders, and that he, Reverend Price, had washed his hands of her moral education.†   (source)
  • One mouth closed on a spoon meant two crying empty, feathers flying, so I dashed back and forth like a mother bird, flouting nature's maw with a brood too large.†   (source)
  • She stood in the center of them all, squeezing Nina uncomfortably for Jinny Love, who flouted her up in front, and Nina could look up at her.†   (source)
  • Flouting the aspirations of free labor cost the Southerners dear.†   (source)
  • "Oh, flout the boy!" cried the magician passionately.†   (source)
  • It's a deliberate flouting of her and of me.†   (source)
  • It's bad that a fellow must earn the reward of his right-doing by flouting hisself and his dead.†   (source)
  • But it seems hard that a man in his need could be so flouted by a road.†   (source)
  • The best way to drive out the devil, if he will not yield to texts of Scripture, is to jeer and flout him, for he cannot bear scorn.†   (source)
  • This man has, I repeat, no place in a community whose basic principles he flouts without compunction.†   (source)
  • Rebelliously she leaned her elbows on the counter and looked at the crowd, flouting Mammy's oft-repeated admonition against leaning on elbows and making them ugly and wrinkled.†   (source)
  • He asked that the child's stubborn heart be softened and that the sin of disobedience be forgiven him also, through the advocacy of the man whom he had flouted and disobeyed, requesting that Almighty be as magnanimous as himself, and by and through and because of conscious grace.†   (source)
  • It (the talking, the telling) seemed (to him, to Quentin) to partake of that logic— and reason-flouting quality of a dream which the sleeper knows must have occurred, stillborn and complete, in a second, yet the very quality upon which it must depend to move the dreamer (verisimilitude) to credulity—horror or pleasure or amazement—depends as completely upon a formal recognition of and acceptance of elapsed and yet-elapsing time as music or a printed tale.†   (source)
  • The change had been so gradual, the flouting of one small convention seeming to have no connection with the flouting of another, and none of them any connection with Rhett.†   (source)
  • …in my sister's bed to which (so they will tell you) I aspired—that brute who (brute instrument of that justice which presides over human events which, incept in the individual, runs smooth, less claw than velvet but which, by man or woman flouted, drives on like fiery steel and overrides both weakly just and unjust strong, both vanquisher and innocent victimised, ruthless for appointed right and truth) brute who was not only to preside upon the various shapes and avatars of Thomas…†   (source)
  • If he is an arrogant man with a contempt for the body really based on delicacy but mistaken by him for purity--and one who takes pleasure in flouting what most if his fellows approve--by all means let him decide against love.†   (source)
  • …would never occur to me that this might be his reason, who is not only generous but ruthless, who must have surrendered everything he and Mother owned to her and to me as the price of repudiating her, not because the doing it this way hurt him, flouted him and kept him in suspense that much unnecessary longer, because he didn't matter; whether he was irked or even crucified didn't matter: it was the fact that he had to be kept constantly reminded that he would not have done it this way…†   (source)
  • There had been small breaches of conduct to be concealed from her elders, jealous girls to be flouted or placated, styles of dresses and materials to be chosen, different coiffures to be tried and, oh, so many, many other matters to be decided!†   (source)
  • I just wish that you and him and all the men in the world that torture us alive and flout us dead, dragging us up and down the country--†   (source)
  • A deliberate flouting of her and of me.†   (source)
  • Fore God, if there were ere a man in the living world suffered the trials and floutings I have suffered.†   (source)
  • It's a flouting of the dead.†   (source)
  • Then it breaks free, rising suddenly as though the emaciation of her "body had added buoyancy to the planks or as though, seeing that the garment was about to be torn from her, she rushes suddenly after it in a passionate reversal that flouts its own desire and need.†   (source)
  • What a poor fellow I must be to let you mock and flout me as you have done!†   (source)
  • Mind you, I am not seeking to flout or belittle or reflect in any way on this poor, dead girl.†   (source)
  • But at least, if he was going to break with tradition and flout society in the face, he need not have married poor Amy Dagonet, who had a right to expect "something different," and money enough to keep her own carriage.†   (source)
  • In other days she had flouted him, made fun of him, dominated him, everything except loved and feared him.†   (source)
  • Dante turned on her and said: —And am I to sit here and listen to the pastors of my church being flouted?†   (source)
  • Alfred went through the motions of assisting Madeline and Florence to mount, which assistance they always flouted, and then he, too, swung up astride.†   (source)
  • They had numerous mental conventions and when these were flouted they found it very difficult to function.†   (source)
  • Men have such different standards of worth from women, and her dear things—the valuable things to her—her brothers had so often mocked or flouted.†   (source)
  • And there was something in the very neatness of Jim's clothes, from the white helmet to the canvas leggings and the pipeclayed shoes, which in Brown's sombre irritated eyes seemed to belong to things he had in the very shaping of his life condemned and flouted.†   (source)
  • Then, in other moments, he flouted these theories, and assured him that his fellows were all privately wondering and quaking.†   (source)
  • Thousands of men and thousands of women have seen their hearts change, their vows and faith and trust flouted, and have even carried their wounds into the secret places of their souls, or gone forth, and gladly, to death at their own hands because of them.†   (source)
  • You flouted the ministers of holy religion, you turned your back on the confessional, you wallowed deeper and deeper in the mire of sin.†   (source)
  • It was one of the misguided Medora's many peculiarities to flout the unalterable rules that regulated American mourning, and when she stepped from the steamer her family were scandalised to see that the crape veil she wore for her own brother was seven inches shorter than those of her sisters-in-law, while little Ellen was in crimson merino and amber beads, like a gipsy foundling.†   (source)
  • Her sister asserted the family gentility by flouting the poor swain as he loitered about the prison for glimpses of his dear.†   (source)
  • To stimulate wildly weak and untrained minds is to play with mighty fires; to flout their striving idly is to welcome a harvest of brutish crime and shameless lethargy in our very laps.†   (source)
  • They flouted at his efforts, and told him, with bitter scoffs, that his feet were better than his hands; and that he merited wings, while he knew not the use of an arrow or a knife.†   (source)
  • I'll save her from disobeying and disgracing her father; I'll save her from throwing herself away on you,—from making herself a laughing-stock,—from being flouted by a man like your father, because she's not good enough for his son.†   (source)
  • It is very noteworthy, however, on comparing the press explosion produced by Mrs Warren's Profession in 1902 with that produced by Widowers' Houses about ten years earlier, that whereas in 1892 the facts were frantically denied and the persons of the drama flouted as monsters of wickedness, in 1902 the facts are admitted and the characters recognized, though it is suggested that this is exactly why no gentleman should mention them in public.†   (source)
  • With this sin of disobedience in him, Jonah still further flouts at God, by seeking to flee from Him.†   (source)
  • He is no madman, no blind brute, nor one to flout the gods, but dutiful toward men who beg his mercy.†   (source)
  • He is no madman, no blind brute, nor one to flout the gods, but dutiful toward men who beg his mercy.†   (source)
  • Then, calling to the women slaves, Akhilleus ordered the body bathed and rubbed with oil— but lifted, too, and placed apart, where Priam could not see his son—for seeing Hektor he might in his great pain give way to rage, and fury then might rise up in Akhilleus to slay the old king, flouting Zeus' word.†   (source)
  • 'I measure him,' says she, 'by my own spirit; for I should flout him, if he writ to me; yea, though I love him, I should.'   (source)
    flout = openly disregard
  • She only spurns her own—
    countless Phaeacians round about who court her,
    nothing but our best.'
    So they'll scoff ….
    just think of the scandal that would face me then.
    I'd find fault with a girl who carried on that way,
    flouting her parents' wishes—father, mother, still alive—
    consorting with men before she'd tied the knot in public.
    No, stranger, listen closely to what I say, the sooner
    to win your swift voyage home at my father's hands.
    Now, you'll find a splendid grove…†   (source)
  • You have all of you flouted me.†   (source)
  • It cantbe simply to flout and hurt me.†   (source)
  • And Master Lynch bade him have a care to flout and witwanton as the god self was angered for his hellprate and paganry.†   (source)
  • It shows a sonority and a stateliness that you must go to the Latin of the Golden Age to match; its "highly charged and heavy-shotted" periods, in Matthew Arnold's phrase, serve admirably the obscurantist purposes of American pedagogy and of English parliamentary oratory and leader-writing; it is something for the literary artists of both countries to prove their skill upon by flouting it.†   (source)
  • [Sings] Flout 'em and scout 'em; and scout 'em and flout 'em: Thought is free.†   (source)
  • From Fife, great king; Where the Norweyan banners flout the sky And fan our people cold.†   (source)
  • Her silence flouts me, and I'll be reveng'd.†   (source)
  • OEDIPUS And who could stay his choler when he heard How insolently thou dost flout the State?†   (source)
  • Why, madam, have I off'red love for this, To be so flouted in this royal presence?†   (source)
  • Why, first,—for flouting me; and then wherefore, For urging it the second time to me.†   (source)
  • Now if she thus can flout authority Unpunished, I am woman, she the man.†   (source)
  • 'tis no matter; ne'er a fantastical knave of them all shall flout me out of my calling.†   (source)
  • I'll tell thee what, prince; a college of witcrackers cannout flout me out of my humour.†   (source)
  • — Why will you suffer her to flout me thus?†   (source)
  • Flout then both Creon and my words, for none Of mortals shall be striken worse than thou.†   (source)
  • Yea, dost thou jeer and flout me in the teeth?†   (source)
  • By heaven, thou shalt not rate And jeer and flout me with impunity.†   (source)
  • What, wilt thou flout me thus unto my face, Being forbid?†   (source)
  • —Though Nature hath given us wit to flout at Fortune, hath not Fortune sent in this fool to cut off the argument?†   (source)
  • O poverty in wit, kingly-poor flout!†   (source)
  • Then they flouted me with my dejections, welcomed me to the place, wished me joy, bid me have a good heart, not to be cast down, things might not be so bad as I feared, and the like; then called for brandy, and drank to me, but put it all up to my score, for they told me I was but just come to the college, as they called it, and sure I had money in my pocket, though they had none.†   (source)
  • This we were bid to credit from our poet, Whose true scope, if you would know it, In all his poems still hath been this measure, To mix profit with your pleasure; And not as some, whose throats their envy failing, Cry hoarsely, All he writes is railing: And when his plays come forth, think they can flout them, With saying, he was a year about them.†   (source)
  • I reflected in this wise: These through us have been flouted, and with such harm and mock as I believe must vex them greatly; if anger to ill-will be added, they will come after us more merciless than the dog upon the leveret which he snaps.†   (source)
  • Is't not enough, is't not enough, young man, That I did never, no, nor never can Deserve a sweet look from Demetrius' eye, But you must flout my insufficiency?†   (source)
  • …could hear these words: "Urge me not to sing, Emerencia, for thou knowest that ever since this stranger entered the castle and my eyes beheld him, I cannot sing but only weep; besides my lady is a light rather than a heavy sleeper, and I would not for all the wealth of the world that she found us here; and even if she were asleep and did not waken, my singing would be in vain, if this strange AEneas, who has come into my neighbourhood to flout me, sleeps on and wakens not to hear it."†   (source)
  • Calcabrina, enraged at the flout, kept flying behind him, desirous that the sinner should escape, that he might have a scuffle; and when the barrator had disappeared he turned his talons upon his companion, and grappled with him above the ditch.†   (source)
  • — Here stand I, lady; dart thy skill at me; Bruise me with scorn, confound me with a flout; Thrust thy sharp wit quite through my ignorance; Cut me to pieces with thy keen conceit; And I will wish thee never more to dance, Nor never more in Russian habit wait.†   (source)
  • Now, by my troth, if I had been remember'd, I could have given my uncle's grace a flout To touch his growth nearer than he touch'd mine.†   (source)
  • Oft have I heard of you, my Lord Berowne, Before I saw you; and the world's large tongue Proclaims you for a man replete with mocks; Full of comparisons and wounding flouts, Which you on all estates will execute That lie within the mercy of your wit: To weed this wormwood from your fruitful brain, And therewithal to win me, if you please,— Without the which I am not to be won,— You shall this twelvemonth term, from day to day, Visit the speechless sick, and still converse With groaning…†   (source)
  • It is meat and drink to me to see a clown: By my troth, we that have good wits have much to answer for; we shall be flouting; we cannot hold.†   (source)
  • The body of your discourse is sometime guarded with fragments, and the guards are but slightly basted on neither: ere you flout old ends any further, examine your conscience: and so I leave you.†   (source)
  • O! she tore the letter into a thousand halfpence; railed at herself, that she should be so immodest to write to one that she knew would flout her: 'I measure him,' says she, 'by my own spirit; for I should flout him, if he writ to me; yea, though I love him, I should.'†   (source)
  • In brief, since I do purpose to marry, I will think nothing to any purpose that the world can say against it; and therefore never flout at me for what I have said against it, for man is a giddy thing, and this is my conclusion.†   (source)
  • I know them, yea, And what they weigh, even to the utmost scruple, Scambling, out-facing, fashion-monging boys, That lie and cog and flout, deprave and slander, Go antickly, show outward hideousness, And speak off half a dozen dangerous words, How they might hurt their enemies, if they durst; And this is all!†   (source)
  • But speak you this with a sad brow, or do you play the flouting Jack, to tell us Cupid is a good hare-finder, and Vulcan a rare carpenter?†   (source)
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