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Word: ostentatious

Definition: showy; trying to attract attention; pretentious; N. ostentation: showy display


Sentences Containing 'ostentatious'

Mr. Cruncher could not be restrained from making rather an ostentatious parade of his liberality``I'd catch hold of your throat and choke you for half a guinea.''
I saw there none of the swell airs and graces, and ostentatious displays of money, and pompous squanderings of it, which used to distinguish the steamboat crowd from the dry land crowd in the bygone days, in the thronged billiard rooms of St. Louis.
The proud minister of an ostentatious court, may frequently take pleasure in executing a work of splendour and magnificence, such as a great highway, which is frequently seen by the principal nobility, whose applauses not only flatter his vanity, but even contribute to support his interest at court.
He passed his hand complacently over his bald head, and said with ostentatious resignation: 'My dear, we will not anticipate the decrees of fortune.
Though truly vivacious, tumultuous, ostentatious little Flask would now and then stamp with impatience; but not one added heave did he thereby give to the negro's lordly chest.
What to the ostentatious smuggling verbalists are the thoughts of thinkers but Loose-Fish?

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