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Specifically: the second it appeared in that trailer for The Perks of Being a Wallflower.Your Guide to the Grammys: 11 Songs to Listen to Before Sunday’s Awards|Kevin Fallon|January 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But Michele Bachmann, who has been a wallflower of late, may point the way to a more efficacious line of attack: crony capitalism.
On The Real Housewives of New York City, Alex McCord has morphed from wallflower to rabble-rouser.The Real Housewives of New York City's Alex McCord Lets Loose|Nicole LaPorte|May 25, 2011|DAILY BEAST
His anthology, On Film Festivals (Wallflower Press), was published in 2009.
The legendary singer, who died Sunday, was no wallflower when it came to defending herself against racial slurs.
Spring announces its approach; a soft breeze skims over the roofs, and my wallflower begins to blow again.An "Attic" Philosopher, Complete|Emile Souvestre
A beautiful girl in church on Sunday mornings, but a wallflower at a dance.Spring Street|James H. Richardson
Sally Anders had never really thought of herself as a wallflower.The Calm Man|Frank Belknap Long
From a 'apenny bunch o' wallflower, or a penny plarnt o' musk.
Her skin was of the hue and smoothness of crudded cream, where not sunburnt to the brown of the wallflower.Pharais and The Mountain Lovers|Fiona Macleod