What does the word ostentation mean?

Usage examples for ostentation

  1. In conclusion, we desire to refer to the good management with which without ostentation its affairs are vigorously pushed forward, believing that the ever- living, ever- aggressive principle of right will sustain them and secure the success which so commendable an enterprise deserves. – A Woman's Life-Work Labors and Experiences by Laura S. Haviland
  2. 27 He was profuse to ostentation. – History-of-the-Conquest-of-Peru by Prescott, William Hickling