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 Meanings and Examples of FLOUT
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Definitions:     Search Merriam-Webster
 v.  reject; mock; express contempt for rules by word or action; behave with contempt
Classic Sentence:
1  Birds is rare choosers an a robin can flout a body worse than a man.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
2  To stimulate wildly weak and untrained minds is to play with mighty fires; to flout their striving idly is to welcome a harvest of brutish crime and shameless lethargy in our very laps.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Get Context   In VI
3  Rebelliously she leaned her elbows on the counter and looked at the crowd, flouting Mammy's oft-repeated admonition against leaning on elbows and making them ugly and wrinkled.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
4  The change had been so gradual, the flouting of one small convention seeming to have no connection with the flouting of another, and none of them any connection with Rhett.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
5  With this sin of disobedience in him, Jonah still further flouts at God, by seeking to flee from Him.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 9. The Sermon.
6  Then, in other moments, he flouted these theories, and assured him that his fellows were all privately wondering and quaking.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 2
7  You flouted the ministers of holy religion, you turned your back on the confessional, you wallowed deeper and deeper in the mire of sin.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Get Context   In Chapter 3
Example Sentence:
1  Many motorcyclists flout the law by not wearing helmets.
2  Some companies flout the rules and employ children as young as seven.
3  The headstrong youth used to flout all authority; he refused to be curbed.
4  She is a young woman who enjoys flouting conventions.