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    about "flourish"

    I feel a bit puzzled about one meaning of the word flourish.
    In my lexicon book, three meanings of it had been listed.
    1. describing the plant which grows well
    2. prosperous
    3. waving hand to sb. else

    The third meaning doesn't seem to be connected with the other two directly or indirectly. Could you explaint to me why?

    Thanx.

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    It isn't really. I suppose you could argue that a it is used for an extravagent gesture rather than a small one.

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    Re: about "flourish"

    Quote Originally Posted by Anonymous
    I feel a bit puzzled about one meaning of the word flourish.
    In my lexicon book, three meanings of it had been listed.
    1. describing the plant which grows well
    2. prosperous
    3. waving hand to sb. else

    The third meaning doesn't seem to be connected with the other two directly or indirectly. Could you explaint to me why?

    Thanx.
    I wouldn't use "flourish" to refer to waving one's hand. It needs to be something more dramatic. It could apply to waving a flag, for example. :wink:

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    Re: about "flourish"

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork
    I wouldn't use "flourish" to refer to waving one's hand. It needs to be something more dramatic. It could apply to waving a flag, for example. :wink:
    I wouldn't, too. It could apply to waving a flag, for example, that makes people look at it.

    :wink:

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    Re: about "flourish"

    Quote Originally Posted by henry
    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork
    I wouldn't use "flourish" to refer to waving one's hand. It needs to be something more dramatic. It could apply to waving a flag, for example. :wink:
    I wouldn't, too. It could apply to waving a flag, for example, that makes people look at it.

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    That should be "I wouldn't either". :wink:

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    Re: about "flourish"

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork
    Quote Originally Posted by henry
    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork
    I wouldn't use "flourish" to refer to waving one's hand. It needs to be something more dramatic. It could apply to waving a flag, for example. :wink:
    I wouldn't, too. It could apply to waving a flag, for example, that makes people look at it.

    :wink:
    That should be "I wouldn't either". :wink:

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    Re: about "flourish"

    Quote Originally Posted by henry
    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork
    Quote Originally Posted by henry
    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork
    I wouldn't use "flourish" to refer to waving one's hand. It needs to be something more dramatic. It could apply to waving a flag, for example. :wink:
    I wouldn't, too. It could apply to waving a flag, for example, that makes people look at it.

    :wink:
    That should be "I wouldn't either". :wink:
    No problem, Henry. :D

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