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- Two dismally absurd persons, each ostentatiously exhibiting a crutch done up in a black bandage,Chapter 35 (13% in)
ostentatiously = intended to attract notice and impress other
- I am not quite clear whether these articles were carried penitentially or ostentatiously; but I rather think they were displayed as articles of property,—much as Cleopatra or any other sovereign lady on the Rampage might exhibit her wealth in a pageant or procession.Chapter 13 (9% in)
- This reminded me of the wonderful difference between the servile manner in which he had offered his hand in my new prosperity, saying, "May I?" and the ostentatious clemency with which he had just now exhibited the same fat five fingers.Chapter 58 (24% in)
There are no more uses of "ostentatious" in Great Expectations.
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