[ verb ] grow stronger
"The economy was booming"
Used in print(Glayds H. Barr, The Master of Geneva....)
Geneva , instead of becoming the City_of_God , as John had dreamed , had in the two years since he had been there , continued to be a godless place where all manner of vice flourished .(Leon Uris, Mila 8....)
He wondered how they could go_on in poverty , superstition , ignorance , with a complete lack of desire to make either their land or their lives flourish .
[ noun ] a showy gesture
"she entered with a great flourish"
Used in print(John R. Sargent, "Where To Aim Your Planning for Bigger...)
Some distribution costs are kept up by competitive pressure , some by the fact that the customers have come to expect certain niceties and flourishes .
[ noun ] a display of ornamental speech or language