flourish

Part of speech: verb

To swing about; brandish; flaunt.

Part of speech: verb

To embellish with flourishes.

Part of speech: verb

To thrive; prosper; live.

Part of speech: verb

To swing or wave about.

Part of speech: verb

To use flourishes.

Part of speech: noun

An ornamental mark in writing; something for display.

Part of speech: noun

The act of brandishing or waving.

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Usage examples "flourish":

  1. And there were so many things, such endless vital things to be seen to if babies were to flourish. - "The Pastor's Wife", Elizabeth von Arnim.
  2. " It's jes the way I said," proclaimed Mrs. Wiggs, as she drove up with a flourish; " you never kin tell which way pleasure is a- comin'. - "Lovey Mary", Alice Hegan Rice.
  3. Long may ye flourish, peaceful and liberal inhabitants of Demerara! - "Wanderings in South America", Charles Waterton.