Definition of 'flourish'
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There was a final flourish in the last seconds of stoppage time. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It was during her period of personal upheaval that Felicity's career flourished. The Sun (2016)This enabled his plants to flourish to show standards. Times, Sunday Times (2009)There are many reasons why the rustling is still flourishing. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The invention of the telegraph prompted similar fears yet the language flourishes regardless. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Their careers flourished as his fell off a cliff. Times, Sunday Times (2015)This is not the obedience that leads to human flourishing. Christianity Today (2000)The proceeds were reinvested in a local brewery that quickly flourished. Times, Sunday Times (2008)His chess political and organisational activities also flourished. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Yet these rhetorical flourishes are sparingly deployed. The Times Literary Supplement (2011)Pop a raspberry in the middle of each for a final flourish. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Human kindness still flourishes in an uncertain world. The Sun (2015)She was easy to absorb and her career has flourished. Times, Sunday Times (2009)He also flourished all the nerve in the world. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The British affliction of bottling things up is alive and well and flourishing in the workplace. Times, Sunday Times (2007)These open electrically, with the added flourish of motorised blinds. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Opening it with a flourish, she gestured him outside. SOMEDAY MY PRINCE (1999)Meanwhile, scientific work on the evolution of language continues to flourish. The Times Literary Supplement (2012)Inside, marbled columns add a flourish to the hall. Times, Sunday Times (2008)If healthy, it contains billions of bacteria and fungi that enable plants to flourish and discourages weeds. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Yet the desire to assert oneself through glitzy display is alive and well; it flourishes in bling. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The variety and flourishes in his music are actually subtle nudges from a steady line or a forward pulse that doesn't go away. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Indeed, we can show the rest of Europe the way to flourish. The Sun (2016)
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Translations for 'flourish'
British English: flourish VERB
If something flourishes, it is successful, active, or common, and developing quickly and strongly.
Business is flourishing.
Definition of flourish from the Collins English Dictionary
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