flourish flourish  /f ˈlɜ rɪʃ/


  1. (n) a showy gesture
  2. (n) an ornamental embellishment in writing
  3. (n) a display of ornamental speech or language
  4. (n) the act of waving
  5. (n) (music) a short lively tune played on brass instruments
  6. (v) grow vigorously
  7. (v) make steady progress; be at the high point in one's career or reach a high point in historical significance or importance
  8. (v) move or swing back and forth



  1. Oprah, 52, reminds us that we who flourish in freedom have a moral responsibility to help others who have the desire to succeed but just need an opportunity.
  2. With a flourish, Fai slaps on a cool, floppy plaid racing cap, like the ones worn by Cuban jazz trumpeters.
  3. In the months that followed that immense tragedy, we nonetheless tried to stay focused, aware that justice, freedom and democracy can flourish only if there is security.


  1. PLAINSBORO: Business Partnership trade show June 11

    PLAINSBORO — As the township continues to flourish economically, it has recently become the go-to place for more businesses and companies to set up shop. Soon, the community will be able to get to meet some of them.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Princeton Packet

  2. Work together to help our local areas flourish, says Sentamu

    In the Archbishop of York's foreword to the Faith in the Community report he encourages faith groups and local authorities to work together to help our local area flourish.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Worldwide Faith News

  3. The Ironies Of Small Business And Democracy

    One of the great ironies is that while businesses flourish in a democracy, a business cannot flourish as a democracy.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Forbes


  1. Sotomayor said she made the statement in an effort to inspire young Hispanic students and lawyers, characterizing them as "a rhetorical flourish that fell flat," and she conceded "it left an impression that I believed that life experiences...
    on Jul 14, 2009 By: Sonia Sotomayor Source: Washington Examiner

  2. "We have been bold or deliberate as circumstances demanded, but our objective remains constant: to restore a more stable financial and economic environment in which opportunity can again flourish and in which Americans hard work and creativity can...
    on Aug 25, 2009 By: Ben Bernanke Source: Melbourne Herald Sun

  3. "I am humbled by those who have made the ultimate sacrifice that allow a free civilization to endure and flourish," Bush said. "It only remains for us, the heirs of their legacy, to have the courage and the character to follow their lead and...
    on May 26, 2008 By: President Bush Source: San Jose Mercury News

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