Days after the controversy first flared, feelings about the ad were still raw in the evangelical community.
A highlight was the lone feline gender-bender: a brown male Bengal wearing a flared party skirt.
In May 2008, dozens of poor enclaves around South Africa flared up in violent uprisings against foreigners.
Resistance to “The Star-Spangled Banner” also flared among blacks, pacifists, and advocates of temperance.
The (very wealthy) de la Renta women wore bold colors, flared sleeves, full-bodied skirts and trousers.
McGee flared, then suddenly remembered that Cowan had charged him with absolute secrecy concerning the discoveries he had made.
I flared with a childish resentment at this catechizing of his.
It grew steadily brighter and brighter, and then it flared for the third time—Terry's mind asked skeptically, 'Braking rockets?'
For the least thing he flared up and would tear me to pieces.
The blue gleam was much larger—it flared smokily up towards the sky.
mid-16c., originally "spread out" (hair), of unknown origin, perhaps from Dutch vlederen. Related: Flared; flaring. The notion of "spreading out in display" is behind the notion of "spreading gradually outward" (1640s). Flare-up "a sudden burst" is from 1837.
"bright, unsteady light," 1814, from flare (v.), which led to the sense of "signal fire" (1883). Flares "flared trousers" is from 1964.
An area of redness on the skin surrounding the primary site of infection or irritation.