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flaunt
used in The House of the Seven Gables

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

or:

openly defiant of rules or expectations
  • The black, rich soil had fed itself with the decay of a long period of time; such as fallen leaves, the petals of flowers, and the stalks and seed—vessels of vagrant and lawless plants, more useful after their death than ever while flaunting in the sun.
    Chapter 6 — Maule's Well (5% in)
  • This was made evident, one day, when a political procession, with hundreds of flaunting banners, and drums, fifes, clarions, and cymbals, reverberating between the rows of buildings, marched all through town, and trailed its length of trampling footsteps, and most infrequent uproar, past the ordinarily quiet House of the Seven Gables.
    Chapter 11 — The Arched Window (45% in)
  • They were flaunting in rich beauty and full bloom to-day, and seemed, as it were, a mystic expression that something within the house was consummated.
    Chapter 19 — Alice's Posies (13% in)

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