verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
SYNONYMS FOR flourish
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Origin of flourish
synonym study for flourish
OTHER WORDS FROM flourishflour·ish·er, nounoutflourish, verb (used with object)
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Example sentences from the Web for flourish
In fact it was just those flourishes — seen as revolutionary at the time — that reportedly turned off old-school members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ documentary branch.Actors in documentaries used to be taboo. Now they’re the stars.|Ann Hornaday|March 25, 2021|Washington Post
Roasted red peppers and an orange shellfish emulsion lend color to the classic, which is staged in a blue bowl for even more flourish.Glover Park Grill woos its neighborhood with all-American cooking|Tom Sietsema|March 12, 2021|Washington Post
Certain editing choices and flourishes — like fade-outs at the end of a scene — pay homage to a bygone era of Hollywood filmmaking.David Fincher’s new movie Mank is a broadside against Hollywood self-congratulation|Alissa Wilkinson|December 4, 2020|Vox
It drew immediate notice, not just because of its impressive ability to mimic stylistic flourishes and put together plausible content, but also because of how far it had come from a previous version.If a Robot Is Conscious, Is It OK to Turn It Off? The Moral Implications of Building True AIs|Anand Vaidya|October 28, 2020|Singularity Hub
During the pandemic when marketing budgets have frozen, publishers have experienced an uptick in shorter-form, quickly completed social branded content campaigns, with lower production costs and multimedia flourishes.‘We can be agile and evolve’: News UK is quickly growing a 7-figure incremental revenue stream from social video|Lucinda Southern|August 5, 2020|Digiday
More: He derives genuine pleasure from watching something he created flourish.
Her father gazes back at her happily, tips his hat, and bows with a flourish.Knocking on Heaven's Door: True Stories of Unexplained, Uncanny Experiences at the Hour of Death|Patricia Pearson|August 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He has a lean, crackling energy about him, a sense of dramatic flourish, a resonant voice that is not unaware of its own music.Nigeria’s Larger-Than-Life Nobel Laureate Chronicles a Fascinating Life|Chimamanda Adichie|August 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This fact was revealed with a flourish during a Life Lesson on the importance of discretion, which is a story for another day.
Jazz festivals flourish by tapping into this allure of jazz—but increasingly fill their stages with artists from other genres.Jazz (The Music of Coffee and Donuts) Has Respect, But It Needs Love|Ted Gioia|June 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In such conditions many kinds which do not flourish very freely in the open garden, grow into handsome specimens.How to Know the Ferns|S. Leonard Bastin
He bowed, with a flourish of his plumed hat, and would with that have taken his departure but that the Seneschal stayed him.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
Virginia leaf still continues to flourish, and to-day it is the great agricultural product of the State.
That is, the number of them cut short, and reduced to few, shall flourish in abundance of justice.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
Socialism, like every other impassioned human effort, will flourish best under martyrdom.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice|Stephen Leacock
British Dictionary definitions for flourish
- the state of flourishing
- the state of flowering