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flourish
used in Julius Caesar

2 meanings, 4 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
the business is flourishing
Definition
to thrive (grow or develop well)
  • Then I, and you, and all of us fell down, Whilst bloody treason flourish'd over us.
    3.2 — Act 3 Scene 2 — The same. The Forum (72% in)
flourish'd = grew
There are no more uses of "flourish" flagged with this meaning in Julius Caesar.

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2  —3 uses as in:
dismissed them with a flourish
Definition
a showy gesture

or:

the act of waving — a hand or an item
  • [A crowd of people in the street leading to the Capitol, among them Artemidorus and the Soothsayer. Flourish. Enter Caesar, Brutus, ..., and others.]
    3.1 — Act 3 Scene 1 — Rome. Before the Capitol; the Senate sitting (1% in)
flourish = fanfare played by trumpets to announce the entry or exit of royalty

(editor's note:  Today, flourish more commonly refers to any showy gesture.)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • [Flourish and shout.]
    1.2 — Act 1 Scene 2 — The same. A public place (25% in)
  • [Shout. Flourish.]
    1.2 — Act 1 Scene 2 — The same. A public place (41% in)

There are no more uses of "flourish" flagged with this meaning in Julius Caesar.

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