Is that really all that the flourishing American elite owes to the sinking American mainstream?
And secondly, the interest is to build a flourishing democracy as an alternative to a hateful ideology.
I also believe, you know, I believe in interpreting the Constitution without a lot of flourishing.
Those are troubling numbers, for unfettered speech is not incidental to a flourishing society.
But right now, heroin production is flourishing without adequate attention to it.
“Howd hard, mester,” said the big smith, flourishing about his hammer.
I'll never call you flourishing Phil again, so don't be standing on pride.
Now, after a few days' absence, he found a flourishing village, and one by no means devoid of interest and attraction.
I saw her several years afterwards with her husband, happy and flourishing.
Before ascending the hill, the young man walked through his garden in the crater, where everything was flourishing and doing well.
c.1300, "to blossom, grow," from Old French floriss-, stem of florir "blossom, flower, bloom, flourish," from Latin florere "to bloom, blossom, flower," figuratively "to flourish, be prosperous," from flos "a flower" (see flora).
Metaphoric sense of "thrive" is mid-14c. Meaning "to brandish (a weapon)" first attested late 14c. Related: Flourished; flourishing.
c.1500, "a blossom," from flourish (v.). Meaning "ostentatious waving of a weapon" is from 1550s; that of "literary or rhetorical embellishment" is from c.1600.