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  • Wendy didn't much care for Ullman or his officious, ostentatiously bustling manner.   (source)
    ostentatiously = in a manner intended to attract notice and impress others
  • Ostentatious, isn't it?   (source)
    ostentatious = showy (intended to attract notice and impress others)
  • ...each time I moved towards the light to serve the gentlemen, my advancing footsteps would echo long and loud before I reached the table, drawing attention to my impending arrival in the most ostentatious manner;   (source)
    ostentatious = attracting notice
  • the men all have the same first name but are commonly known by their middle names, presumably to avoid the ostentation of I, II and III or Junior and Senior.   (source)
    ostentation = something that seems intended to attract notice and impress others
  • It was a social event more ostentatious than emotional.   (source)
    ostentatious = intended to impress others
  • Red tie with a gold tiepin and ostentatious cufflinks with the initials NEB.   (source)
    ostentatious = intended to attract notice and impress others
  • She dresses well and exudes self-confidence as she offers a grand tour of her home and work area, ostentatiously showing off the television and the new plumbing.   (source)
    ostentatiously = in a manner intended to attract notice and impress others
  • You have insisted on my entertaining you to an exceedingly expensive, not to say ostentatious, lunch...   (source)
    ostentatious = showy
  • He smiled ostentatiously to show himself reasonable and nice.   (source)
    ostentatiously = in a manner intended to attract notice and impress others
  • At the high end is Evan Horowitz, an intellectually ostentatious student from Stamford, Connecticut, who scored a 1430.   (source)
    ostentatious = intentionally attracting notice and impressing others
  • It's why you wanted an ostentatious limousine from our embassy.   (source)
    ostentatious = showy (intended to attract notice and impress others)
  • Her understated dress was in marked contrast to her ostentatious house:   (source)
    ostentatious = intended to attract notice and impress others
  • But tonight she wore an ostentatious display:   (source)
  • She made her living recording the elite, the glamorous, the ostentatious, yet she seemed to have no pretensions.   (source)
    ostentatious = (those who) try to attract notice and impress others
  • The building was choice enough to have a live doorman as well as ...  a marble and gilt lobby accented with leafy ferns and exotic flowers in huge china pots.
    "Ostentatious," Eve muttered.   (source)
    ostentatious = expensive and in poor taste; though intended to be classy
  • We went to the car, which P. D. carefully and ostentatiously pretended to unlock.   (source)
    ostentatiously = in a manner intended to attract notice
  • ...his jailer was now wearing, very ostentatiously, a huge pistol that had never been in evidence before.   (source)
  • And the subtlety of their ostentation drew my attention. ... I was reminded of a time ... when I was painting the inside of a cottage... I said, "Neal, run up to Holman's and get a half-gallon of paint and a quart of thinner."
      "I'll have to clean up and change my clothes," he said.
      "Nuts! Go as you are."
      "I can't do it."
      "Why not? I would."
      Then he said a wise and memorable thing. "You got to be awful rich to dress as bad as you do," he said.   (source)
    ostentation = display of wealth to impress others
  • (he looks at them ostentatiously in turn to make it clear they are both meant) .   (source)
    ostentatiously = in a manner intended to attract notice
  • The policemen were muttering to each other as he entered; the larger one ostentatiously turned his back.   (source)
    ostentatiously = in a manner that attracted notice
  • They came to the store and ostentatiously looked over whatever she was doing and went back to report to him at the house.   (source)
    ostentatiously = in a manner intended to attract notice
  • ...that vast dining-room, ornate and ostentatious,   (source)
    ostentatious = intended to attract notice and impress others
  • Women who had ostentatiously crossed the street when they saw Belle coming, wondered if she remembered and trembled for fear she did.   (source)
    ostentatiously = in a showy way (in an attempt to attract notice)
  • Don't be ostentatious.   (source)
    ostentatious = showy (trying to attract notice and impress others)
  • When he saw the priest coming he looked ostentatiously away.   (source)
    ostentatiously = in a manner intended to attract notice
  • She made way for him by pushing back her chair, and promptly, and a little ostentatiously, with the desire that the whole house should see what he was doing, Archer seated himself at the Countess Olenska's side.   (source)
    ostentatiously = in a manner intended to attract notice and impress others
  • Anne dropped the apple as if it were a red-hot coal and ostentatiously wiped her fingers on her handkerchief.   (source)
  • ...the official's self-possessed and somewhat ostentatious manner...   (source)
    ostentatious = intended to attract notice and impress others
  • Algernon is an extremely, I may almost say an ostentatiously, eligible young man.   (source)
    ostentatiously = in a manner intended to attract notice and impress others
  • A part-grown puppy, somewhat larger and older than he, came toward him slowly, with ostentatious and belligerent importance.   (source)
    ostentatious = intended to attract notice and impress others
  • ...she added, ostentatiously smothering an imaginary yawn,   (source)
    ostentatiously = in a manner intended to make an impression
  • Louisa was always against ostentation.   (source)
    ostentation = actions intended to attract notice and impress others
  • But consider the waste in time and energy incidental to making ten thousand varieties of a thing for purposes of ostentation and snobbishness, where one variety would do for use!   (source)
  • Her husband was lying in a great leather chair in the dining-room, and by his side, holding his hand rather ostentatiously, was Evie.   (source)
    ostentatiously = intended to attract notice
  • He carried his fat paunch with ostentation on his short legs,   (source)
    ostentation = (in a manner that) attracted notice
  • Hall did not like him, and whenever he dared he talked of the advisability of getting rid of him; but he showed his dislike chiefly by concealing it ostentatiously, and avoiding his visitor as much as possible.   (source)
    ostentatiously = in a manner that attracts notice
  • (Sniffing ostentatiously):
      O heavens!. . .what a stink!. . .
    (Going up to Cyrano):
      You, sir, without a doubt have sniffed it up!   (source)
    ostentatiously = in a manner intended to attract notice
  • [He] ostentatiously paid her fare,   (source)
    ostentatiously = in a manner intended to attract notice and impress others
  • yielded up the pewter medal which he had worn with ostentation for months.   (source)
    ostentation = an action intended to attract notice and impress others
  • They live only for mutual envy, for luxury and ostentation.   (source)
    ostentation = actions intended to attract notice and impress others
  • ...and though he should never cease to be a faithful mourner, there was no occasion to wear his weeds ostentatiously.   (source)
    ostentatiously = in a manner intended to attract notice and impress others
  • nothing is more offensive than this ostentation of reform, where there is no real amelioration.   (source)
    ostentation = actions intended to attract notice and impress others
  • Two dismally absurd persons, each ostentatiously exhibiting a crutch done up in a black bandage,   (source)
    ostentatiously = intended to attract notice and impress other
  • A shopkeeper with red pimples on his cheeks near the nose, and a calm, persistent, calculating expression on his plump face, hurriedly and ostentatiously approached the officer, swinging his arms.   (source)
    ostentatiously = in a manner intended to attract notice
  • She had a small property, which she bequeathed with much ostentation to a religious community.   (source)
    ostentation = in a manner intended to attract notice and impress others
  • On the days when he won he was insolent and ostentatious;   (source)
    ostentatious = tried to attract notice and impress others
  • One day, without consulting Legree, she suddenly took it upon her, with some considerable ostentation, to change all the furniture and appurtenances of the room   (source)
    ostentation = actions intended to attract notice and impress others
  • Hidden from mankind,—forgotten by himself, or buried so deeply under a sculptured and ornamented pile of ostentatious deeds that his daily life could take no note of it,—there may have lurked some evil and unsightly thing.   (source)
    ostentatious = intended to attract notice and impress others
  • They were then, with no other delay than his pointing out the neatness of the entrance, taken into the house; and as soon as they were in the parlour, he welcomed them a second time, with ostentatious formality to his humble abode,   (source)
    ostentatious = intended to impress others
  • One day after Mr. Becker had come back from lunch and ostentatiously checked the display cases, I was so furious that I looked around to see if there was anything in the entire darn store worth stealing.†   (source)
  • The law office itself had a reception area that might as well have been that of a five-star hotel: a flower arrangement of eighteenth-century density and ostentation, thick mushroom-coloured wall-to-wall, an abstract painting composed of pricey smudges.†   (source)
  • At the end of your bed you see a huge bouquet of flowers resting on a table, ostentatiously huge, complete with a crystal vase.†   (source)
  • They continued to live in the bungalow, and Sam and Arabella ordered a house from Sears, this one larger and more ostentatious than the bungalow, "The Chelsea."†   (source)
  • Despite the ostentatious nature of the glass castle, she had to admit that it did look rather beautiful at times.†   (source)
  • Wylis was quiet and formal, Wendel loud and boisterous; both had ostentatious walrus mustaches and heads as bare as a baby's bottom; neither seemed to own a single garment that was not spotted with food stains.†   (source)
  • Violet knew, of course, that her parents had never guessed, when they told her this, that the sort of trouble her siblings would get into would be so ostentatiously—a word which here means "really, really"— horrendous, but still she felt as if she had let her parents down.†   (source)
  • "Possibly not," said Andy, clearing his throat ostentatiously.†   (source)
  • It's just totally ostentatious.†   (source)
  • Ostentation by the nouveau riche is never appealing.†   (source)
  • Ostentatious.†   (source)
  • Alec brushed dust from the floor off his clothes with deliberate ostentation.†   (source)
  • It was not the sort of occasion to ask what precisely Nadia's relationship was to the husband and son of the deceased, so no one did, but some did inquire with their glances, and their eyes followed Nadia as she moved around the apartment in her black robe, serving tea and biscuits and water, and not praying, though not ostentatiously not praying, more as if she were busy looking after people's earthly needs and might do so later.†   (source)
  • I read it, nodded my head sagely, and passed it to Kathy, who ostentatiously took out his matches as if to bum the note when Swanepoel swooped into the room, grabbed the paper out of Kathy's hands, and said something about the dangers of lighting matches indoors.†   (source)
  • "When they finally do get married, which will require her mother's express approval and a lengthy engagement to plan what will surely be the most ostentatious wedding anyone has ever seen, he'll have to live in France with her."†   (source)
  • We traveled alone and fast and lavishly amongst them, struggling to be safe within our ostentation, finding talk of vampires all too cheap by the inn fires, where, my daughter sleeping peacefully against my chest, I invariably found someone amongst the peasants or guests who spoke enough German or, at times, even French to discuss with me the familiar legends.†   (source)
  • They were large, heavy, ostentatious pieces that' were built to last for generations; and to withstand country life.†   (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)
  • Good treatment makes me think I am admired, beloved…… So I dismiss my guard and grow weak, silly, vain, conceited, ostentatious.†   (source)
  • Miss Bradford raised a hand to her brow, ostentatiously feigning a faintness that her avid eyes belied.†   (source)
  • The ostentatious corpulence of the well-to-do, the huge gold cross he saw hanging from the neck of a priest -- "God knows how many people are dying in Congo in a bloody war for diamonds, for gold."†   (source)
  • Both were now history, because the fashion trend toward ostentation had passed.†   (source)
  • Then he coughs ostentatiously and approaches.†   (source)
  • At the Institute, there was no ostentation of curve, no vagueness of definition, no blurring of order.†   (source)
  • Nothing ostentatiously grand—well, unless you care to make it so.†   (source)
  • Some, like Mick, wear it puffed up, peacocks strutting ostentation in lieu of real substance.†   (source)
  • Then she lay down and smoothed her covers and ostentatiously closed her eyes, so Red got into bed himself and switched the lamp off.†   (source)
  • In the kingdom of Great Britain, only 7% of the nation's annual expenses support the ostentatious monarchy.†   (source)
  • Perhaps, too, it was absurd or offensive of her to be so enigmatic, so ostentatiously secretive about something which, after all, should be common knowledge by now to almost everybody.†   (source)
  • The grapefruit-juice cans, the prunes and rice, the cornmeal—all were ostentatiously unlabeled, thus advertising themselves as "government handouts."†   (source)
  • Freeman darted in behind them, and a moment later darted out again and came ostentatiously sneaking, smiling joyfully, back to Hodge.†   (source)
  • Discouraged by his ostentatious loyalty, Gordon travelled most of the way in silence.†   (source)
  • On some impulse he put all the money from his billfold under its fluted glass base, almost ostentatiously.†   (source)
  • …uniforms, of dress, of phosphorescent flesh, of beams of pastel light swaying on stilt legs… Tenser, said the Tensor… The sound of voices, of music, of annunciators, of echoes… Tension, apprehension, and dissension… The wonderful potpourri of flesh and perfume, of food, of wine, of gilt ostentation… Tension, apprehension… The gilt trappings of death… Of something, by God, which has failed for seventy years… A lost art… As lost as phlebotomy, chirurgery, alchemy… I'll bring death back.†   (source)
  • Brett had noticed Holly's ostentatious display of credit cards.   (source)
    ostentatious = intended to attract notice and impress others
  • they were always quite ostentatious and generally to be feared the most,   (source)
    ostentatious = attempting to attract notice and impress others
  • "I think," he said, settling himself ostentatiously upon Bill and Fleur's bed, "that the Skele-Gro has finished its work."   (source)
    ostentatiously = in a manner intended to attract notice and impress others
  • Malfoy yawned ostentatiously.   (source)
    ostentatiously = in a showy way (intended to attract notice)
  • In the graveyard, polished granite is replacing marble, and verses are becoming scarce: ostentation lies in size and solidity, not in ornamentation.   (source)
    ostentation = the way they try to impress others
  • One of my few entertainments was hearing him eat his treats, because he always did so ostentatiously,   (source)
    ostentatiously = in a manner intended to attract notice
  • I want a real wedding, Gail. I want it at the most ostentatious hotel in town.   (source)
    ostentatious = intended to impress
  • had been ostentatiously drinking his tea   (source)
    ostentatiously = in a manner intended to attract notice and impress others
  • the hands of the royal pair were locked together, and the wedding-ring ostentatiously displayed.   (source)
  • some talked loudly, and profaned the Sabbath day with ostentatious laughter.   (source)
    ostentatious = attracting notice in an unrefined way
  • they would ostentatiously sharpen their knives   (source)
    ostentatiously = in a manner intended to attract notice and impress others
  • sometimes one would dive into her handkerchief, and look ostentatiously broken-hearted,   (source)
    ostentatiously = in a manner intended to attract notice
  • not demonstrative or ostentatious, but thoroughly sound and practical   (source)
    ostentatious = in a manner intended to attract notice and impress others
  • Mr. Cruncher could not be restrained from making rather an ostentatious parade of his...   (source)
    ostentatious = intended to attract notice and impress others
  • The baron, followed by the count, traversed a long series of apartments, in which the prevailing characteristics were heavy magnificence and the gaudiness of ostentatious wealth, until he reached the boudoir of Madame Danglars—a small octagonal-shaped room, hung with pink satin, covered with white Indian muslin.   (source)
  • said Sikes, looking sternly at him, and ostentatiously passing a pistol into a more convenient pocket.   (source)
    ostentatiously = in a manner intended to attract notice and impress others
  • "I have seen you dancing this evening, and you had the very best of the girls for your partners. Is it that you won't come in because you wish to stand here, and think over the past hours of enjoyment?"
    "Well, that's partly it," said Mr. Venn, with ostentatious sentiment. "But the main reason why I am biding here like this is that I want to..."   (source)
    ostentatious = intended to attract notice and impress others
  • There would have been either the ostentation of a coxcomb, or the evasions of a mind too weak to defend its own vanities.   (source)
    ostentation = actions intended to attract notice and impress others
  • We mustn't look ostentatious;   (source)
    ostentatious = as though trying to attract notice and impress others
  • Anne could not draw upon Charles's brain for ... an explanation of some smiling hints of particular business, which had been ostentatiously dropped by Mary,   (source)
    ostentatiously = in a manner intended to attract notice and impress others
  • [The knife which] was about a foot long; and which he wiped, not wholly without ostentation, on the sleeve of his coat.   (source)
    ostentation = intended to attract notice and impress others
  • He did not like this mulishness, this almost ostentatious look of obduracy.†   (source)
  • Mr Rancho Grande was ostentatiously not looking at Annie, whose teeth were bared.†   (source)
  • Even if it was the most corrupt and ostentatious court in Erilea, it sounded dreadfully romantic.†   (source)
  • His driver was double-parked out front in clouds of ostentatious fume.†   (source)
  • The smoke swirls in the air ostentatiously.†   (source)
  • She wondered whether he was an ostentatious nouveau riche.†   (source)
  • You may say it's a low form of feminine ostentation, but that's the form of any woman's happiness.†   (source)
  • 'I couldn't agree with you more, sir,' he assented briskly in a tone of ostentatious disapproval.†   (source)
  • There was none of that crude, ugly ostentation about dying that was so common outside the hospital.†   (source)
  • Miss Moody ostentatiously weni right to sleep.†   (source)
  • There's a little crying going on among them, some mutual patting and hand-holding, the ostentatious use of handkerchiefs.†   (source)
  • They had changed everything, they had removed the trees with their carpet of yellow leaves and replaced the statue of the decapitated hero with that of another, who wore his dress uniform but had no name or dates or reasons to justify him, and who stood on an ostentatious pedestal in which they had installed the electrical controls for the district.†   (source)
  • Hermione was rather ostentatiously showing no interest in his whispered plans for forcing entry into the room, which irritated Harry, because he thought she might be a lot of help if she wanted to.†   (source)
  • Then she sighs, rises heavily, and wipes her handswith ostentation on her apron, to show me how much trouble I am.†   (source)
  • Like I said, it's ostentatious.†   (source)
  • But he returned the same day, refreshed and renewed, at the unusual hour of eleven o'clock, and he undressed in front of her with a certain ostentation.†   (source)
  • "Ostentatious," he muttered.†   (source)
  • Well, that's it, you're off the bridesmaid list, I thought, turning away and clattering back down the stairs with a lot of ostentatious noise and feeling at once furious and oddly cheered by the incident, which more than confirmed every uncharitable thought I'd ever entertained about Em.†   (source)
  • She had the money to buy whatever Rolls-Royce or Ferrari she wanted, but she was not remotely interested in anything ostentatious.†   (source)
  • Underneath the flourish and ostentation is the old city, street after street of thick red brick houses, with their front porch pillars like the off-white stems of toadstools and their watchful, calculating windows.†   (source)
  • She placed them ostentatiously at the foot of Lord Tywin's bier but kept one back and held it beneath her nose as she took her seat.†   (source)
  • He had chosen to examine the equal opportunity policies which the TT wire service, Dagens Nyheter, the TV show Rapport, and a number of other media ostentatiously promoted.†   (source)
  • Petyr had given her all of Lady Lysa's jewels as well, and she tried on several necklaces, but they all seemed ostentatious.†   (source)
  • Our N[ew] England people are awkward and bashful; yet they are pert, ostentatious and vain, a mixture which excites ridicule and gives disgust.†   (source)
  • All of them had inherited Junior's allergy to ostentation, and all of them were convinced that they had better taste than the rest of the world.†   (source)
  • In truth, he had to keep reminding himself that his loose change-fifties, twenties and tens-were in his right front trousers pocket so as not to make a mistake and either appear ostentatious or be a mark for some unprincipled hustler.†   (source)
  • She continued forward, sidestepping open trunks that held plumed garments from every period, curled wigs, and ostentatious hats.†   (source)
  • " Her feelings were not those of pride or ostentation, but "solemnized" by the knowledge of the obligations and duties he had assumed.†   (source)
  • His clothes attracted attention, like his car and for the same reason; he wore a simple trenchcoat and a hat with a slanting brim, but they were of such good quality, so flagrantly expensive that they appeared ostentatious among the seedy garments of the crowds everywhere, the more ostentatious because worn so naturally.†   (source)
  • The walls were covered with deep brown paneling, the inevitable portrait of Lenin centered ostentatiously behind the head chair, beside which was a low table designed for the telephone console within easy reach.†   (source)
  • She had an irritating habit of ostentatiously chuckling to herself before she told him something funny, as if she were coaching him to chuckle.†   (source)
  • He bought himself the most up-to-date automobile, with leopard-skin upholstery and golden fittings worthy of an Arab prince, the largest, most ostentatious car ever seen in those parts.†   (source)
  • There is an urbanity without ostentation or extravagance which will succeed everywhere and at all times.†   (source)
  • The pension where Amanda lived with her little brother turned out to be a moldering old house that fifty years earlier had probably boasted some ostentatious splendor but had lost it as the city gradually expanded to the foothills of the cordillera.†   (source)
  • She wore no other ornament, only the sweep of a black velvet cape, more arrogantly, ostentatiously patrician than any spread of sables.†   (source)
  • …herself about to the synthetic jitterbug music with more uninhibited pleasure than he had ever observed until he felt his legs falling asleep with boredom and yanked her off the dance floor toward the table at which the girl he should have been screwing was still sitting tipsily with one hand around Aarfy's neck, her orange satin blouse still hanging open slovenly below her full white lacy brassiere as she made dirty sex talk ostentatiously with Huple, Orr, Kid Sampson and Hungry Joe.†   (source)
  • "Is it on account of ballet that you're wearing your hair so tight?" he asked, and Elise said, "Yes, Madame O'Leary requires it," and sat up taller—a reed-thin, ostentatiously poised child—and touched the little doughnut on the tippy-top of her head.†   (source)
  • A man must be his own trumpeter—he must write or dictate paragraphs of praise in the newspapers; he must dress, have a retinue and equipage; he must ostentatiously publish to the world his own writings with his name…… He must get his picture drawn, his statue made, and must hire all the artists in his turn to set about works to spread his name, make the mob stare and gape, and perpetuate his fame.†   (source)
  • I've spent a lot of money on the most ostentatiously vulgar parties I could think of, and a miserable amount of time on being seen with the appropriate sort of women.†   (source)
  • His shirt studs were ostentatiously too large, but it was the pathetic ostentation of an heirloom, intricate pieces of old-fashioned workmanship, that had probably come to him through four generations, like his business.†   (source)
  • …act from his own impulses rather than the impulses of others—that possessing great integrity he would not sacrifice his country's interests at the shrine of party…… In addition …. it is well known that Adams is an aristocrat only in theory, but that Washington is one in practice—that Adams has the simplicity of a republican but that Washington has the ostentation of an eastern bashaw— that Adams holds none of his fellow men in slavery, but Washington does…… The difference is immense.†   (source)
  • One could tell the members of the conference when they began filing out, by their clothes and their manner-ostentatiously prosperous clothes and a manner of overbearing timidity, as if they were guiltily trying to pretend that they were what they appeared to be for that moment.†   (source)
  • His shirt studs were ostentatiously too large, but it was the pathetic ostentation of an heirloom, intricate pieces of old-fashioned workmanship, that had probably come to him through four generations, like his business.†   (source)
  • Sitting on one of the chairs against a blank wall, Dagny thought that the office had an air of ostentation and elegance, together: ostentation, because it seemed intended to suggest that the owner was great enough to permit himself such a setting; elegance, because he truly needed nothing else.†   (source)
  • Leaving no tip--he never left tips except to impress--he carried his restaurant check to the ornate, ostentatiously large black cash-register, long obsolete but still very grand, counted out the exact change, and went out to the street without a word.†   (source)
  • At noontime I no longer browsed in the Post, but walked over to the newspaper stand near Times Square and bought a copy of the Daily Worker, which without ostentation—indeed, with grave casualness—I read, or tried to read, at my desk in my habitual way as I chewed at a kosher pickle and a pastrami sandwich, relishing each instant I was able to play, in this fortress of white Anglo-Saxon power, the dual role of imaginary Communist and fictive Jew.†   (source)
  • When a woman who pleased his fancy entered the store, he ostentatiously departed for the cellar with some such cry as "Hot damn!†   (source)
  • As they approached the West German checkpoint, the DKW pulled out and overtook them with the ostentatious roar of a labored engine, and stopped at the police hut.†   (source)
  • He attended Democratic rallies and he ostentatiously voted the Democratic ticket.†   (source)
  • What they want is ostentation: to show, to stun, to entertain, to impress others.†   (source)
  • All the rest is capitalistic ostentation.†   (source)
  • But now the head waiter, who has finished his own meal, appears and frowns; he takes his muffler from his pocket and ostentatiously makes ready to go.†   (source)
  • The moment that Becket, at the King's instance, had been made Arch bishop, he resigned the office of Chancellor, he became more priestly than the priests, he ostentatiously and offensively adopted an as cetic manner of life, he openly abandoned every policy that he had heretofore sup ported; he affirmed immediately that there was a higher order than that which our King, and he as the King's servant, had for so many years striven to establish; and that God knows why the two orders were…†   (source)
  • With a deep groan he picked up his pen and with ostentatiously trembling hands he wrote out the cheque.†   (source)
  • Something—perhaps the mere vain ostentation of proving my resources were nil—made me look through my pockets.†   (source)
  • Scarlett had a suspicion that Rhett had gone to great pains to have the ring made up and, for pure meanness, had ordered it made as ostentatious as possible.†   (source)
  • Just as in the passing age of international bankers every building had to have an ostentatious cornice, so now the coming age ordains that every building have a flat roof.†   (source)
  • With the Republicans in the political saddle the town entered into an era of waste and ostentation, with the trappings of refinement thinly veneering the vice and vulgarity beneath.†   (source)
  • She wants her house to be better than Mrs. Purdee's—Holcombe did Purdee's—so if you tell her that Mrs. Purdee's house looks ostentatious and that true simplicity costs much more money, you'll get along fine.†   (source)
  • He saw his son's eyes looking at him blankly from behind the small glasses; the eyes were not ostentatiously sweet, not reproachful, not malicious; just blank.†   (source)
  • Her trim silk dress was fitted too tightly, revealing the solid rigidity of her corset; a small pin glittered at her throat, small enough to display ostentatiously that it was made of real diamonds.†   (source)
  • He's just an egomaniac devoid of all moral sense"— —said the society woman dressing for a charity bazaar, who dared not contemplate what means of self-expression would be left to her and how she could impose her ostentation on her friends, if charity were not the all-excusing virtue— —said the social worker who had found no aim in life and could generate no aim from within the sterility of his soul, but basked in virtue and held an unearned respect from all, by grace of his fingers on…†   (source)
  • Most of them disregarded me, ostentatiously.†   (source)
  • He did it with great ostentation, glancing significantly at me the while.†   (source)
  • Accordingly two more crawled from under the mats, holding out ostentatiously their empty hands.'†   (source)
  • At the time I thought that that was because of a New England dislike for necrological ostentation.†   (source)
  • In the less ostentatious house, No. 2 was a mystery.†   (source)
  • The crowd fell apart, now, and the Sheriff came through, ostentatiously leading Potter by the arm.†   (source)
  • Yes, in wager; and every day he comes ostentatiously to practise, as you saw him.†   (source)
  • What was pride in the former becomes puerile vanity and paltry ostentation in the latter.†   (source)
  • Hurree Babu came out from behind the dovecote washing his teeth with ostentatious ritual.†   (source)
  • Bob obeyed with ostentatious reluctance.†   (source)
  • What to the ostentatious smuggling verbalists are the thoughts of thinkers but Loose-Fish?†   (source)
  • A man can't very well be ostentatious of what nobody believes in.†   (source)
  • Yet his talents never seduced him into an ostentation, nor did he harp on one string.†   (source)
  • "Ostentation, Hackbutt?" said Mr. Toller, ironically.†   (source)
  • And they laughed and continued their work, without looking up, still ostentatiously accusing each other.†   (source)
  • She had passed beyond the phase of well-bred reciprocity, in which every demonstration must be scrupulously proportioned to the emotion it elicits, and generosity of feeling is the only ostentation condemned.†   (source)
  • But instead of simplicity it was to ostentation that I must assign the first place if, after I had compelled Francoise, who could hold out no longer, and complained that her legs were 'giving' beneath her, to stroll up and down with me for another hour, I saw at length, emerging from the Porte Dauphine, figuring for me a royal dignity, the passage of a sovereign, an impression such as no real Queen has ever since been able to give me, because my notion of their power has been less…†   (source)
  • In a sort of ostentatious way, he drew back his coat sleeves, seized a bill of fare, and scanning the drink-list on the back, exclaimed: "Well, a dry Martini is good enough for a start."†   (source)
  • There were topics, of course, that the literary man would not discuss, and at their mention he simply set his lips tight with some ostentation, presumably bound by the terroristic oath that Naphta had said drew a veil of secrecy over the curious organization's ceremonial usages and his own rank within it.†   (source)
  • She opened the door of Ashburnham's room quite ostentatiously, so that Florence should hear her address Edward in terms of intimacy and liking.†   (source)
  • She was tired of being feted, admired, loved, followed, and importuned; tired of people; tired of houses, noise, ostentation, luxury.†   (source)
  • "That's what I think," declared Moncharmin, unfolding a newspaper and ostentatiously studying its contents.†   (source)
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