1 It's always annoying to the godly when the ungodly flourish like the green bay tree.
2 He said it with a flourish, and Carol perceived that he believed it.
3 With a philosophical flourish Cato throws himself upon his sword; I quietly take to the ship.
4 All that is made such a flourish of in the old South Sea Voyages, those things were but the life-time commonplaces of our heroic Nantucketers.
5 With memories like these in him, and, moreover, given to a certain superstitiousness, as has been said; the courage of this Starbuck which could, nevertheless, still flourish, must indeed have been extreme.
Moby Dick By Herman MelvilleContext Highlight In CHAPTER 26. Knights and Squires.
6 He contributed regularly to the Protestant churches, 'for sentiment's sake,' as he said with a flourish of the hand.
7 Go, Major Heyward, and give them a flourish of the music; and send out a messenger to let them know who is coming.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore CooperContext Highlight In CHAPTER 16
8 Some folks don't believe there is pious niggers Shelby," said Haley, with a candid flourish of his hand, "but I do.
9 The only surgeon was one who combined the occasional exercise of that noble art with the daily and habitual flourish of a razor.
10 He looked rather sly when I mentioned Miss Skiffins, and stopped in the street to blow his nose, with a roll of the head, and a flourish not quite free from latent boastfulness.
11 When she comes to her mother's age,' said Mrs. Markleham, with a flourish of her fan, 'then it'll be another thing.
David Copperfield By Charles DickensContext Highlight In CHAPTER 45. MR. DICK FULFILS MY AUNT'S PREDICTIONS
12 Mr. Micawber, with a random but expressive flourish of his knife, signified that these performances might be expected to take place after he was no more; then resumed his peeling with a desperate air.
David Copperfield By Charles DickensContext Highlight In CHAPTER 49. I AM INVOLVED IN MYSTERY
13 The vampire live on, and cannot die by mere passing of the time; he can flourish when that he can fatten on the blood of the living.
14 But he cannot flourish without this diet; he eat not as others.
15 He that can smile at death, as we know him; who can flourish in the midst of diseases that kill off whole peoples.