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Origin of flag-waving
Words nearby flag-waving
Example sentences from the Web for flag-waving
Beyond the huge American flag that hung over the street, the mile-long mass of cops ended.
There is only sand, a white ball, and a flag indicating the hole.
When the game starts, there is only sand, a white ball, a flag indicating hole 1, and a “0” at the top of the screen.
But quite unlike the schmuck, and this is the fun part, they never run up the white flag; indeed quite the opposite.Steve Scalise and the Right’s Ridiculous Racial Blame Game|Michael Tomasky|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
One of the honor guard approached with slow, measured steps and presented the flag to a uniformed captain.Choking Back Tears, Thousands of Cops Honor Fallen Officer Ramos|Michael Daly|December 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
His wife stood smiling and waving, the boys shouting, as he disappeared in the old rockaway down the sandy road.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
Truly the flag of Britain was trailing in the mire, or these men would not have dared to address him in that fashion.
A white woman, Mrs. Henry Jacobi, who had been taken prisoner early in the month, crossed the plain holding a white flag.
The Cockalorum pondered over this for a moment, and then murmuring, "I prefer croquet," floundered away through the waving grass.Davy and The Goblin|Charles E. Carryl
Don't you see him right behind that little man in yellow who is carrying a big blue flag?Our Little Korean Cousin|H. Lee M. Pike
British Dictionary definitions for flag-waving
- an emotional appeal or display intended to arouse patriotic or nationalistic feeling
- (as modifier)a flag-waving speech