Our other nominees all flourished by anticipating the hard ones.
Hillary herself hates such behavior—and yet it flourished on her watch and under her nose.
In Mauritania, Chinguetti once flourished with scholars, pilgrims, and religious leaders.
Even the anti-Muslim epithets that have flourished since 9/11—for instance, “sand n----r”—have a racial connotation.
Over the next five years, Romney flourished as never before, turning his big fortune into a huge fortune.
The family came to Ireland in the thirteenth century, and flourished there till the middle of the seventeenth.
Mightily grew and flourished the Wolf that was to be the devourer of Mani, the Moon.
Subsequently, first Vishnuism and then Śivaism entered the mountain valleys and flourished there.
He flourished his clasp-knife and bent and cut the lashings.
It was endowed in 1895, partly from certain moneys left by Alderman Dauntsey who flourished in the fifteenth 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.