Days after the controversy first flared, feelings about the ad were still raw in the evangelical community.
A highlight was the lone feline gender-bender: a brown male Bengal wearing a flared party skirt.
Resistance to “The Star-Spangled Banner” also flared among blacks, pacifists, and advocates of temperance.
This family conflict has flared on and off for the last two decades.
The (very wealthy) de la Renta women wore bold colors, flared sleeves, full-bodied skirts and trousers.
McGee flared, then suddenly remembered that Cowan had charged him with absolute secrecy concerning the discoveries he had made.
Katy set her hands on her hips, flared her elbows, and lifted her chin.
It grew steadily brighter and brighter, and then it flared for the third time—Terry's mind asked skeptically, 'Braking rockets?'
“You thought he waited here, or planned to––to meet me,” she flared.
The blue gleam was much larger—it flared smokily up towards the sky.
mid-16c., originally "spread out" (hair), of unknown origin, perhaps from Dutch vlederen. Related: Flared; flaring. The notion of "spreading out in display" is behind the notion of "spreading gradually outward" (1640s). Flare-up "a sudden burst" is from 1837.
"bright, unsteady light," 1814, from flare (v.), which led to the sense of "signal fire" (1883). Flares "flared trousers" is from 1964.
An area of redness on the skin surrounding the primary site of infection or irritation.