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used in Leaves of Grass

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the act of showing off (displaying something in an obvious way for others to admire or envy)


openly defiant of rules or expectations
  • 40 Flaunt of the sunshine I need not your bask—lie over!
    Book 3 — Song of Myself (74% in)
  • Flaunt away, flags of all nations! be duly lower'd at sunset!
    Book 8 — Crossing Brooklyn Ferry (89% in)
  • 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.
    Book 13 — Song of the Exposition (37% in)
  • 2 Flaunt out O sea your separate flags of nations!
    Book 19 — SEA-DRIFT (90% in)
  • Flaunt out visible as ever the various ship-signals!
    Book 19 — SEA-DRIFT (90% in)
  • ...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.
    Book 21 — DRUM-TAPS (20% in)
  • 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.
    Book 21 — DRUM-TAPS (87% in)
  • ...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...
    Book 21 — DRUM-TAPS (93% in)
  • You prostitutes flaunting over the trottoirs or obscene in your rooms, Who am I that I should call you more obscene than myself?
    Book 24 — AUTUMN RIVULETS (66% in)
  • 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?
    Book 32 — FROM NOON TO STARRY NIGHT (90% in)
  • [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.
    Book 34 — SANDS AT SEVENTY (17% in)
  • 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.
    Book 34 — SANDS AT SEVENTY (69% in)

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