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Word: flamboyant

Definition: ornate; highly elaborate; richly colored; ostentatious; showy; CF. flame


Sentences Containing 'flamboyant'

A flamboyant character, Beatrice brought colour into Cardus's life; she encouraged him to read worthwhile books and her memory, Brookes asserts, "remained a potent inspirational force" throughout his later life as a writer.
A flamboyant Saudi Prince, who is banished from the Kingdom, elicits the help of a Palestinian assassin to murder the leaders of Islamic terrorist cells as well as Saudi and Palestinian Ambassadors in the hopes of dissolving US support for Israel and the eventual establishment of an official Palestinian state.
According to biographer Bernard Violet, the colors chosen highlight the flamboyant hair of the singer which contrast with her very white face.
Among them are the former residences of: Charles Manuel "Sweet Daddy" Grace, flamboyant founder of the United House of Prayer For All People; John A. Lankford, the first African American architect in Washington, D.C.; Belford Lawson, Jr., lead attorney in the landmark case "New Negro Alliance v. Sanitary Grocery Co."; Alain LeRoy Locke, the first African American Rhodes Scholar and central figure in the Harlem Renaissance; Mary Jane Patterson, the first African American woman to earn a bachelor's degree; Ella Watson, subject of Gordon Parks's famous photograph "American Gothic, Washington, D.C."; and James Lesesne Wells, noted graphic artist and longtime art instructor at Howard University.
Any person who loves watching or keeping a track of those flamboyant IPL auctions or the perplexingly detailed EPL auctions may love to be a part of this event.
Bates’s scoring ability and flamboyant showmanship plus a charismatic, outgoing personality endeared him to the basketball-watching Filipino public and the media.
Big Gay Al (speaking voice Matt Stone, singing voice Trey Parker) is a stereotypical homosexual man known for his flamboyant and positive demeanor.
Bouyer seems to have been a flamboyant character.
Buddy Roemer was one of a large number of Democratic candidates to challenge three-term incumbent governor Edwin Edwards, whose flamboyant personality and reputation for questionable ethical practices had polarized voters.
Finances quickly dried up and Van Rossem's flamboyant and uncooperative personality had resulted in Earle and Chamberlain quitting the team, with Field quitting the team for a second time.
Harvey was best known for his extravagant footwork and flamboyant strokeplay.
He is slightly flamboyant, wearing a red beret in addition to his Swiss Guard uniform.
He led a flamboyant lifestyle, with large sable mink coats, prime seats at major sporting events, luxury vehicles, and regular trips to Las Vegas where he was treated like a king.
He was a flamboyant dresser and an audacious commander, wildly popular with the Southern public for his escapades in twice encircling the Army of the Potomac.
However, the elections took an unexpected turn when Pim Fortuyn, a flamboyant populist, entered the political arena.
In addition to her career as a restaurateur, Kaufman had a small uncredited acting role in the 1970 film "The Boys in the Band", as a pedestrian glancing disapprovingly at flamboyant Emory (Cliff Gorman) on a Manhattan street corner.
James B. Holderman, a flamboyant and charming executive, was elected President by the board of trustees in 1977.
Major historical attractions include the Jacobins Theatre dating from 1224, the flamboyant Gothic St Malo's Church, the Romanesque St Saviour's Basilica, Duchess Anne's Tower and the Château de Dinan.
Mangus vows to re-obtain the role, even if it means taking out the competition, a flamboyant classmate, Farrell Williamson, who, while showing Mangus his routine, falls through the coffee table and is injured (his fate is not revealed until towards the end of the film).
Many of these species are in great demand with orchid lovers because of their spectacular and flamboyant flowers.
Martin Dickson was hired as Team Manager and the team was further boosted by sponsorship from Marlboro and "Moneytron", a company owned by flamboyant Belgian Jean-Pierre Van Rossem.
Michael Michaud said that, even though Alan never disclosed publicly during his career that he was gay, his over-the-top, flamboyant, stereotypically gay mannerisms displayed on "Laugh-In" were an inspiration to many viewers when they were young, as he was "the only gay man they could see on television at the time."
Other notable Gothic churches in France include Bourges Cathedral, Amiens Cathedral, Notre-Dame de Laon, Notre Dame in Paris, Reims Cathedral, the Sainte-Chapelle in Paris, Strasbourg Cathedral. The designations of styles in French Gothic architecture are as follows: Early Gothic, High Gothic, Rayonnant, and Late Gothic or "Flamboyant".
Santiago has been widely featured in the international press for her outspokenness and flamboyant personality.
Since the flamboyant pensioner was her absolute opposite, it took Edna a long time to warm to her.
Sunnyview has a prominent history, originally as a dairy and later as the thoroughbred racing horse farm of Morris Levy, described by "Billboard" as "one of the record industry's most controversial and flamboyant players."
The "Daily Mail" described flamboyant 70s San Francisco as being characterized by "hippy street life when buskers, bongo players and impressive bouffants thronged the city by the bay."
The New York Times Book Review stated""The Badlands Saloon" is filled with hallucinatory incidents and flamboyant barflies...Before the summer’s out, young Ollie will learn the usual life lessons, amid much faux wisdom that crumbles under the glare of the trailer park lights.
Their wives are also members of a similar group, "The X-First Ladies," with more flamboyant powers.
There were counter-allegations by his supporters that the investigation was prompted by the belief of some senior officers that he was too ambitious, too critical of the police (particularly relating to racism), too close to the Iranian community, too flamboyant, visited expensive nightclubs and had an open marriage, none of which endeared him to other officers.
When he arrived in his carriage he attracted much attention in his flamboyant costume.
While at Braniff International Airways, Harding Lawrence turned the conservative airline into a progressive and flamboyant carrier known for high fashion flight attendant uniforms, exemplary inflight service, and brightly painted planes.
With each installment the sexual puns would become cruder and more abundant, the costumes would become more flamboyant and the "snaps up" would become more and more elaborate.
With this self-conscious use of a gimmick, the Riddler's crimes are flamboyant and ostentatious.

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