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flagrant
used in The Fountainhead

7 uses
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Definition
obviously and outrageously bad (in the sense of violating what is normally considered proper)
  • Her voice was strange by omission, it was flagrantly devoid of respect.
    2.4 — Part 2 Chapter 4 (85% in)
  • Then she felt the sinking gasp inside, that feeling of shame and pleasure which he always gave her: she realized that their understanding had been more intimate and flagrant than ever—in his natural acceptance of an unnatural offer; he had shown her how much he knew—by his lack of astonishment.
    2.2 — Part 2 Chapter 2 (17% in)
  • That is all that matters in life"—not looking at Keating, but past him, the lenses raised flagrantly to a line over Keating's face.
    2.3 — Part 2 Chapter 3 (75% in)
  • It happens like this, one can never tell exactly when or why...There's someone here, though, who seems to be ignoring you quite flagrantly, doesn't she?
    2.6 — Part 2 Chapter 6 (41% in)
  • So he went on smiling blandly—her hand resting casually on the black sleeve of his dinner jacket, her thigh against his as she stood beside him, her pose possessive and intimate, made flagrantly intimate by her air of not noticing it, while she told an admiring circle what she thought of the Cosmo-Slotnick Building.
    2.8 — Part 2 Chapter 8 (83% in)
  • He acted like a snob; not a flagrant snob, but a natural, innocent one who tries very hard not to be snobbish.
    2.9 — Part 2 Chapter 9 (45% in)
  • She wore a white silk dress with long sleeves and a cowl neck, a nun's garment that acquired the startling effect of an evening gown only by being so flagrantly unsuited to that purpose.
    3.3 — Part 3 Chapter 3 (59% in)

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