Her father gazes back at her happily, tips his hat, and bows with a flourish.
Not a good sign that democracy will be allowed to flourish there.
This is what has allowed YouTube and other user-generated content sites to flourish.
How do we foster a business environment where new entrepreneurs can flourish and small businesses can flower?
We want to make sure we do the right thing for them to flourish.
He was born in 1260, when the arts began to flourish in his native land.
He filled in the cheque, signed his name with a flourish and handed the pen to Crewe.
We mounted a dirty stair, and she threw open a door with a flourish meant to be impressive.
He came back with no flourish of trumpets, but quietly, humbly.
Temporarily suspended by this social upheaval, it continued to flourish until about the latter part of last century.
c.1300, "to blossom, grow," from Old French floriss-, stem of florir "blossom, flower, bloom, flourish," from Latin florere "to bloom, blossom, flower," figuratively "to flourish, be prosperous," from flos "a flower" (see flora).
Metaphoric sense of "thrive" is mid-14c. Meaning "to brandish (a weapon)" first attested late 14c. Related: Flourished; flourishing.
c.1500, "a blossom," from flourish (v.). Meaning "ostentatious waving of a weapon" is from 1550s; that of "literary or rhetorical embellishment" is from c.1600.