Definitions of Flourished

  1. of Flourish
  2. Lived. ( L. floruit).
  3. To adorn with flourishes or ornaments: to swing about by way of show or triumph.

Usage examples for Flourished

  1. The bull paused, and though I frantically shouted to Shin Shira to come back, the brave little fellow flourished the red handkerchief to attract the creature's attention. – The Mysterious Shin Shira by George Edward Farrow
  2. This young couple- one of royal Swedish blood, the other a hardy hunter of the New World- settled near Bridgeton, and there they flourished and prospered. – Stories of New Jersey by Frank Richard Stockton
  3. " There can be no doubt," every candid mind says to itself, " that this nation has preceded in time all those which have flourished on the earth, with the exception, perhaps, of the Chinese, and that it remains the same to- day." – Irish Race in the Past and the Present by Aug. J. Thebaud
  4. And as long as the money remained with the Jews Christianity flourished – A Tramp's Sketches by Stephen Graham
  5. The reason first given had with time dropped- out of sight and fifty better ones flourished on top of it. – Embarrassments by Henry James
  6. He flourished his hat and was gone like a flash into the heavy rain and darkness of the December evening. – The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol by William J. Locke
  7. It had flourished ever since. – A Woman's Life-Work Labors and Experiences by Laura S. Haviland
  8. The ground where the crab- apple tree flourished has been cleared and a portion of their food supply has been cut off. – Memoirs of Orange Jacobs by Orange Jacobs
  9. It is hard to imagine my feelings as I sat in the room where those two men had lain in death's cold embrace- men who had flourished toward my face the six- shooter. – A Woman's Life-Work Labors and Experiences by Laura S. Haviland
  10. The air of the Cambridge that I knew was sufficiently cool to be bracing, but what was of good import in me flourished in it. – Entire PG Edition of The Works of William Dean Howells by William Dean Howells
  11. The settlement flourished and rapidly increased, for we were soon joined by other parties from the eastward; and even my uncles acknowledged that they had no desire to make another move- greatly to Aunt Hannah's satisfaction. – Afar in the Forest by W.H.G. Kingston
  12. The Ancient Order of Hibernians traces its origin to those orders which flourished in pagan Ireland, and which exercised so potent an influence upon the history of the Celtic race. – The Glories of Ireland by Edited by Joseph Dunn and P.J. Lennox
  13. I sigh, thinking of the merry days when he flourished – Hoosier Mosaics by Maurice Thompson
  14. Of her six children Robertlet flourished and so did the sister who came after him. – The Pastor's Wife by Elizabeth von Arnim
  15. During his time trade has flourished liberty declined, and learning gone to ruin. – Essays by David Hume Commentator: Hannaford Bennett
  16. This is the nature of human affairs- nothing good has ever so flourished but some evil has attempted to use it as a pretext for insinuating itself. – Erasmus and the Age of Reformation by Johan Huizinga
  17. For four hours I bent above my pen, and each afternoon I sturdily flourished spade and hoe, while mother hobbled about with cane in hand to see that I did it right. – A Daughter of the Middle Border by Hamlin Garland
  18. The result was that Bacon flourished so well that when his first great benefactor had become a banker in Bond Street, and feared a serious run upon his house, the sculptor came forward eagerly to his aid with a loan of forty thousand pounds! – Curiosities of Impecuniosity by H. G. Somerville
  19. Passing the paltry village that has borrowed one of the names of the celebrated Soldaya, we soon arrived at the sea beach at the foot of the triple castle erected by the intrepid Genoese, in 1365, on the site of a city they had just conquered, and which had flourished under the successive dominion of the Greeks, the Komans, and the Tatars. – Travels in the Steppes of the Caspian Sea, the Crimea, the Caucasus, &c. by Xavier Hommaire de Hell
  20. Agriculture, commerce, arts and science flourished under its auspices. – Monks, Popes, and their Political Intrigues by John Alberger