What does the word ostentation mean?

Usage examples for ostentation

  1. One offence alleged against Serena was that she had taken a necklace from the statue of Vesta- it was then the fashion to clothe and adorn the statues, whether in the interest of modesty or ostentation we cannot say. – Women of Early Christianity Woman: In all ages and in all countries, Vol. 3 (of 10) by Alfred Brittain Mitchell Carroll
  2. 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
  3. 27 He was profuse to ostentation. – History-of-the-Conquest-of-Peru by Prescott, William Hickling