1 With the Republicans in the political saddle the town entered into an era of waste and ostentation, with the trappings of refinement thinly veneering the vice and vulgarity beneath.
2 She had passed beyond the phase of well-bred reciprocity, in which every demonstration must be scrupulously proportioned to the emotion it elicits, and generosity of feeling is the only ostentation condemned.
3 One day, without consulting Legree, she suddenly took it upon her, with some considerable ostentation, to change all the furniture and appurtenances of the room to one at some considerable distance.
4 He carried his fat paunch with ostentation on his short legs, and during the time his gang infested the station spoke to no one but his nephew.
5 She had a small property, which she bequeathed with much ostentation to a religious community.
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