Phrases with "flaunting"

Sinclair Lewis She waved her hand at all of them, waved her flaunting smile, rubbed her eyes, and begged, “Will you forgive me? I’m blind-tired. Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis

George Meredith She spoke in modest manner, or it might be indifferently, without a flaunting of either. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

George Meredith The prospect delighted Lord Fleetwood. He sang notes from the deep chest, flaunting like an opera brigand, and contemplating his wretched satellite’s indecision with brimming amusement. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

It had begun in 1917 by flaunting the banner of freedom, for it disliked monarchies on principle. The Last Crusade by John Buchan

Henry Kingsley Cis Jewell had one of his too, a poor little rat of a thing that died, and now the minx is flaunting about the High-street every night, in her silks and her feathers as bold as brass. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

Virginia Woolf Everybody seemed light-hearted and irresponsible, sallying out of their houses, flaunting along the streets with pennies for the organ-grinders and pennies for the beggars. The Years by Virginia Woolf [1937]

Robert Louis Stevenson O fine religious, decent folk, In Virtue’s flaunting gold and scarlet, I sneer between two puffs of smoke, — Give me the publican and harlot. New Poems by Robert Louis Stevenson

William Makepeace Thackeray Yonder lies a stall-fed rector in his tomb, flaunting over his nothingness his pompous heraldic motto: and yonder lie the fresh fragments of a nameless deal coffin, which any foot may kick over. The Irish Sketch Book by William Makepeace Thackeray [1843]

The one, seemingly the younger of the twain, wore a flaunting feather in his barret-cap, and managed a prancing Andalusian palfrey that bounded and curveted gayly. Novels by Eminent Hands by William Makepeace Thackeray [1847]

George Elio It is not like that hard unfeeling happiness of lovers, flaunting in the eyes of misery. Mr. Gilfil’s Love Story by George Elio

Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman They paraded him, flaunting him like a banner in the eyes of the new man. The Vacant Lot by Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman

George Meredith I passed it beside you yesterday with a flaunting mind and not a suspicion of a likeness. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

Robert Louis Stevenson It may be different with the rose, but the attraction of this paper drama sensibly declined when Webb had crept into the rubric: a poor cuckoo, flaunting in Skelt’s nest. Memories and Portraits by Robert Louis Stevenson

Wilkie Collins I found sycophancy established there, as a principle of action; flaunting on the lord’s gold tassel in the street; enthroned on the lord’s dais in the dining-room. Basil by Wilkie Collins [1852]

Arthur Conan Doyle With a kindling eye Chandos looked across at the proud ensigns of Normandy, or Burgundy, of Auvergne, of Champagne, of Vermandois, and of Berry, flaunting and gleaming in the rays of the sinking sun. Sir Nigel by Arthur Conan Doyle [1906]

Arthur Conan Doyle So, with glitter of armor and flaunting of pennons, their warhorses tossing and pawing, the champions rode down to the midway oak. Sir Nigel by Arthur Conan Doyle [1906]

He speaks not of the night, but of the day and the flaunting day-light, as the hours ‘in which no man can work. The System of the Heavens as Revealed by Lord Rosse’s Telescope by Thomas De Quincey [1846]

Edgar Allan Poe It is but making her a flaunting paradox to wreathe her in gems and flowers. Criticism by Edgar Allan Poe

Virginia Woolf Then how lovely the smoke of my phrase is, rising and falling, flaunting and falling, upon red lobsters and yellow fruit, wreathing them into one beauty. The Waves by Virginia Woolf [1931]

Tobias Smolle Addressing himself to our adventurer, “You took notice,” says he, “of a fine lady flaunting about our walk in all the frippery of the fashion. The Life and Adventures of Sir Launcelot Greaves by Tobias Smolle

Nathaniel Hawthorne A few days more, and at eventide the children look out of the window and dimly perceive the flaunting of a snowy mantle in the air. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1842]

Arthur Conan Doyle With flaunting banners and painted sails, blaring trumpets and clashing cymbals, the two glittering fleets, dipping and rising on the long Channel swell, drew slowly together. Sir Nigel by Arthur Conan Doyle [1906]

D.H. Lawrence A robust, vigorous man of thirty-eight, flaunting and florid as a rather successful Italian can be, there was yet a secret sickness which oppressed him. Twilight in Italy by D.H. Lawrence [1916]

Near the end of the King’s Road he remembered his brandy and soda, and entered a flaunting public-house. The Wrong Box by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

These beautiful, useless creatures call upon us to rejoice in their valueless beauty, like the flaunting poppies in the cornfield, and the gaudy wild-flowers in the grass. John Marchmont’s Legacy by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

What good could come of flaunting republican sentiments under the calm nose of a Tudor? Such oratory was too early or too late. Elizabeth and Essex by Lytton Strachey [1928]

Wilkie Collins Not one of the light gaudy ribbons flaunting on her disordered head-dress so much as trembled. After Dark by Wilkie Collins [1856]

Robert Burns The flaunting flowers our gardens yield, High shelt’ring woods and wa’s maun shield But thou, beneath the random bield O’ clod or stane, Adorns the histie stibble-field, Unseen, alane. The Poetical Works of Robert Burns by Robert Burns

Henry Kingsley It was a glorious crystal clear day in autumn; all nature, aroused from her summer’s rest, had put off her suit of hodden grey, and was flaunting in gaudiest green. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

Jacques Futrelle An envious mask hid cheeks and brow, but above a sombrero was perched arrogantly on crisp, ruddy-gold hair, flaunting a tricoloured ribbon. The Chase of the Golden Plate by Jacques Futrelle [1906]

Arnold Bennett Both mother and daughter had been stupefied and frightened by the boldness of the daughter’s initiative, by her amazing, flaunting disregard of filial decency. Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett [1911]

The flaunting daffodils were yellow in every glade, and the gummy chestnut buds were beginning to swell. Vixen by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Virginia Woolf The autumn wind blew over England. It twitched the leaves off the trees, and down they fluttered, spotted red and yellow, or sent them floating, flaunting in wide curves before they settled. The Years by Virginia Woolf [1937]