flare vs flair

flare flair

Definitions

  • 1) A widening of an object with an otherwise roughly constant width, e.g. on the lower legs of trousers and jeans.
  • 2) A brightly burning light used to attract attention in an emergency, or to illuminate an area.
  • 3) military An aircraft-released countermeasure to counter an infrared-homing missile.
  • 4) aviation The transition from downward flight to level flight just before landing.
  • 5) baseball A low fly ball that is hit in the region between the infielders and the outfielders
  • 6) A device that produces a bright light for signaling, illumination, or identification.
  • 7) An unwanted reflection within an optical system or the resultant fogging of the image.
  • 8) A solar flare.
  • 9) Medicine An area of redness on the skin surrounding the primary site of infection or irritation.
  • 10) Baseball A fly ball hit a short distance into the outfield.
  • 11) Football A short pass to a back running toward the sideline.
  • 12) A brief wavering blaze of light.
  • 13) An expanding or opening outward.
  • 14) An outbreak, as of emotion or activity.
  • 15) An unsteady, broad, offensive light.
  • 16) (Photog.) A defect in a photographic objective such that an image of the stop, or diaphragm, appears as a fogged spot in the center of the developed negative.
  • 17) Leaf of lard.
  • 18) A spreading outward.
  • 19) a sudden outburst of emotion
  • 20) A spreading outward; a terminal or a continuous broadening, as of a trumpet or a lily, the side of a vessel of any kind, etc.
  • 21) A glaring, unsteady, wavering light; a glare: as, the flare of an expiring candle.
  • 22) Synonyms Glare, etc. See flame, n.
  • 23) In photography, same as ghost, 8.
  • 24) intransitive To blaze brightly.
  • 25) transitive To cause to burn.
  • 26) intransitive To burn unsteadily.
  • 27) transitive, intransitive To open outward in shape.
  • 28) intransitive, often with “up” or “out” To burst out suddenly, as in anger.
  • 29) To open or spread outward, like the mouth of a trumpet.
  • 30) To cause to burn with a flaring flame; hence, to display glaringly; exhibit in an ostentatious manner.
  • 31) To waver; flutter; burn with an unsteady light, as flame in a current of air; hence, to flutter, as such flame does; flutter with gaudy show.
  • 32) To shine out with sudden and unsteady light, luster, or splendor; give out a dazzling light.
  • 33) To incline outward from a perpendicular, as a ship's sides or bows, or any similar formation: opposed to tumble home.
  • 34) To flame up with a bright, wavering light.
  • 35) To burst into intense, sudden flame.
  • 36) To signal with a blaze of light.
  • 37) To erupt or intensify suddenly.
  • 38) To expand or open outward in shape.
  • 39) To become suddenly angry. Used with up.
  • 40) To cause to flame up.
  • 41) To make a sudden angry verbal attack. Used with out.
  • 42) To burn with an unsteady or waving flame.
  • 43) To open or spread outwards; to project beyond the perpendicular
  • 44) To shine out with a sudden and unsteady light; to emit a dazzling or painfully bright light.
  • 45) [Colloq.] to become suddenly heated or excited; to burst into a passion.
  • 46) obsolete To be exposed to too much light.
  • 47) To shine out with gaudy colors; to flaunt; to be offensively bright or showy.

Definitions

  • 1) A natural or innate talent or aptitude; a knack.
  • 2) Distinctive style or elegance; panache or elan.
  • 3) Distinctive elegance or style.
  • 4) A natural talent or aptitude; a knack.
  • 5) Instinctive discernment; keenness.
  • 6) obsolete Smell; odor.
  • 7) Sense of smell; scent; fig., discriminating sense.
  • 8) An attractive way of performing a task; style.
  • 9) A talent or ability, expecially an intuitive one that makes performance of a task appear easy; an intuitive appreciation; a knack.
  • 10) a shape that spreads outward
  • 11) Same as fiery-flare.
  • 12) The skate, Raia batis.
  • 13) In hunting, scent; sense of smell: used figuratively in the extract.
  • 14) Scent; the critical sense in art and literature.
  • 15) An obsolete spelling of flare.

Examples

  • 1) It was not until the 20th century that it flared again.
  • 2) Trouble flared shortly after 4pm as pupils finished school.
  • 3) Emotions flare between the four main characters.
  • 4) Standards have slipped since those days of flared trousers and platform shoes.
  • 5) It is not known who fired the flare.
  • 6) Margaret insisted upon going into the full light of the flaring gas inside to take the ticket.
  • 7) It was a warning for the police who moved quickly to stop trouble from flaring up.
  • 8) The flame flared up once or twice.
  • 9) The solar flare effects will also be visible today and tomorrow.
  • 10) Then she was dressed in flared jeans and a bohemian silk coat.
  • 11) But trouble flared when a group went back to the family home.
  • 12) He stared up and saw flames flaring off the roof.
  • 13) For the first time in years villagers could not see or feel the heat from a bright orange flare lighting the sky.
  • 14) Emotions flared as last week's hearing drew to a close.
  • 15) Historic competition for influence and for the region's energy resources could flare up again.
  • 16) How wasteful it is that more than 60% of its natural gas production is flared.
  • 17) I went to see if there was a problem and a woman fired a flare.
  • 18) His wife had seen the light from a flare outside their window as they were going to bed at about 11pm.
  • 19) And last week's defeat at Aldershot saw tempers flare in the dressing room.
  • 20) At any moment, at various points across the ice ring, little orange lights would flare quickly before dying.
  • 21) The new release features a three-way color grade filter with built-in keying and masking tools, a video noise reduction tool, an OpenGL particle engine, and real-time title flare and luma glow effects.
  • 22) Just then, a bright flash of light from some kind of flare is fired by Huang.
  • 23) Although I applaud John Arquilla's concerns, I would also suggest that the warning "flare" is not too late.
  • 24) There's also the added community backlash which can be seen indirectly in flare ups like the Fox News-Mass Effect fiasco et.al. We can also see echoes of Rockstar's decision to leave the content in in some of the more embarassing and alienating aspects of recent marketing schemes.
  • 25) October 1999: another solar flare is once again lighting up the night skies of New York.
  • 26) Mature migrating ducks and geese are VERY smart and will flare from a black shotgun if it where they can see it.
  • 27) At least one of the two of them is capable of startlingly evocative language: Brian Jones's contributions to "Let It Bleed" were the "last flare from the shipwreck."
  • 28) This time, a magical flare is wreaking havoc on the city, and Kate has to protect Julie, a 12-year-old girl who may be at the center of a war between Celtic deities.
  • 29) ‘He was abruptly cut off as a brief flare of red light flickered around Lexa.’
  • 30) ‘There was a brief flare of white light, and the Goddess vanished, leaving only a smattering of loose tinsel behind.’
  • 31) ‘Keigen tried to find his friend in the dark, until a flare of light burst into flame beside him.’
  • 32) ‘A narrow doorway of an old house - a dark room - then a sudden flare of video lights, like a flash of lightning.’
  • 33) ‘A sudden flare of white light had the Paladin scrambling for his sword as a shadowed form draped in a cowl and cloak rose from the lake, mistily transparent.’
  • 34) ‘The brief flare of light showed him short hair, thin but not angular face, and dark eyes.’
  • 35) ‘Then comes the sudden flare of light from a thousand torches.’
  • 36) ‘Jonah desperately thumbed the lighter's switch one last time, and he was rewarded with a sudden flare of light.’
  • 37) ‘A sudden flare of light caused her to raise her right arm protectively across her face.’
  • 38) ‘His big eyes glinted with a sudden flare of light and Teera turned to see the camp going up in flames.’
  • 39) ‘In addition, however, it has repeatedly witnessed a sky flickering with ultraviolet flares, bursts and fast-moving streaks.’
  • 40) ‘With each word her eyes turned bluer, and as she finished a flare of cerulean light blazed through my vision.’
  • 41) ‘She blinked for a moment against the bright flare of lights that exploded in her eyes, and waited for it to clear.’
  • 42) ‘A flare of lightning lit the dark sky to a bright lavender, then darkness ruled again.’
  • 43) ‘I remember looking at him there, that shadowy figure sitting cross-legged on that cushion with his peaked ears twitching, his eyes flashing like a brief flare of sun off oil on water.’
  • 44) ‘In the brief flare, I could see the scared faces of those around me.’
  • 45) ‘She flinched away from a flare of white light, which slowly resolved itself into her bedroom.’
  • 46) ‘Amber reacted, her own light flashing brighter, a flare of red.’
  • 47) ‘The flares of light became more and more frequent, until they were solid.’
  • 48) ‘The shadow warship exploded in a brilliant flare of yellow, orange, and white.’
  • 49) ‘Without these mittens, I would not have been able to even open the zipper on my survival vest, let alone try to work a flare or other signaling device.’
  • 50) ‘If I had flares or some other signaling device, I might have been able to get help and medical attention to him sooner, without having to do something risky like blocking traffic.’
  • 51) ‘It's not a bad idea to include signaling devices such as mirrors, flares, etc., whether you are in a remote location or not!’
  • 52) ‘Throughout the next four hours, we lit several smoke and flare signals, but the smoke dissipated each time in the trees before rising high enough to be effective.’
  • 53) ‘Signaling measures have included flare guns, cell phones, hand gestures, and other communicative means.’
  • 54) ‘Aruna pulled out a flare gun, and fired it up into the sky.’
  • 55) ‘However, it is known that military aircraft using the countermeasures tend to eject lots of flares, just to be on the safe side.’
  • 56) ‘Fury ran up the mountain, then turned and launched a flare, her signal to begin.’
  • 57) ‘A lost hunter with a flare gun, so goes the story, started the whole thing.’
  • 58) ‘I walked over to the door, opened it a crack, and stuck my hand out holding the flare gun.’
  • 59) ‘It can serve as a shotgun, an accurate big bore rifle, a handgun, and even as a flare gun.’
  • 60) ‘I stumbled to the opening in the suit and pulled out one of the signal flares.’
  • 61) ‘Attacks signaled by flares and coordinated remote mine attacks are not taught in training camps, but in military schools.’
  • 62) ‘One by one the marker flares went out, swallowed by the approaching mass.’
  • 63) ‘One of their missions was to fire illumination flares to aid commercial and military aircraft that were forced to ditch at sea.’
  • 64) ‘But by the time he got there the intruder had gone, stealing a number of items including a flare gun.’
  • 65) ‘Then, a flare shot up and signaled that the operation was to begin.’
  • 66) ‘The weapons, imported from eastern Europe, have been adapted from a miniature distress flare gun and can hold two bullets.’
  • 67) ‘Mr Long said in the past refuse collectors had found live gun cartridges and a distress flare among rubbish left out for them.’
  • 68) ‘Another pulse of adrenaline shot through her, though it was a wonder she had any left after the past occurrences, and Sydney closed her eyes and aimed the flare gun into the sky.’
  • 69) ‘His eyes widened a moment, a flare of sudden overwhelming emotion to which he could only stutter.’
  • 70) ‘He spoke, in a very businesslike tone, the sudden flare of anger gone from his voice and attitude.’
  • 71) ‘She felt a flare of emotion in her chest, but forced that down too - distraction was not needed.’
  • 72) ‘I feel his lips curve into a smirk against my cheek and a flare of anger ignites within me.’
  • 73) ‘Dale felt a sudden flare of protectiveness, possessive anger, and a father's pride.’
  • 74) ‘A small flare of obstinate anger reared up in her.’
  • 75) ‘She felt a flare of anger at this, but didn't respond.’
  • 76) ‘With a flare of anger, he saw the pistol from his father's three-part collection, its dragon carving and sapphire eye unique among the display.’
  • 77) ‘A flare of anger rose in the governess' chest.’
  • 78) ‘Something about his mild responses caused a flare of anger with Anne.’
  • 79) ‘A faint flare of anger had risen up in me, but I quickly extinguished the blaze.’
  • 80) ‘As if she were sure I was to be punished, Rayne thought with a flare of anger.’
  • 81) ‘Ronnie felt a flare of anger spring up and he clenched his hands into fists, shooting a glare at Jessica.’
  • 82) ‘For some reason, this sent a flare of anger up in Jade, and she shoved him away and stood up, glaring at him.’
  • 83) ‘Turning about, Jeremy felt a flare of anger as he saw the words on the wall at the head of the bed.’
  • 84) ‘She saw another soldier join the battle, and felt a flare of anger.’
  • 85) ‘Another flare of anger, that vanished almost immediately as I continued to avoid eye contact.’
  • 86) ‘I hope he chokes on it, she thought, her fear being overcome by a flare of anger.’
  • 87) ‘She looks away, ashamed of being seen with Robbie and a small flare of anger was burning in her heart.’
  • 88) ‘He was only reading it to inspire a flare of anger.’
  • 89) ‘Other complications include acne flares and dermatitis - inflammation of the skin.’
  • 90) ‘Second, they don't address the cause of many flares: the hidden inflammation smoldering in a child's airways.’
  • 91) ‘Almost all lupus patients take medication to control inflammation and reduce the risk of flares (periods when the disease gets worse).’
  • 92) ‘It's very common for adolescents to deny that they have asthma, so they may stop taking medications and have more flares and symptoms.’
  • 93) ‘These medications affect the immune system and may help maintain normal skin texture and reduce flares of atopic dermatitis.’
  • 94) ‘And asthma flares are the most common reason for pediatric emergency room visits due to a chronic illness.’
  • 95) ‘Medication helps to both prevent flares and treat symptoms.’
  • 96) ‘But it was a placebo controlled study, and early use of another active compound such as weak 1% hydrocortisone may have also prevented such flares.’
  • 97) ‘Traditionally the treatment of atopic dermatitis has included the frequent use of emollients and the intermittent use of topical corticosteroids to control acute flares.’
  • 98) ‘Often triggered by irritants in the air such as cigarette smoke, asthma flares involve contraction and swelling of the muscles lining the tiny airways.’
  • 99) ‘Avoid sulfa antibiotics and be aware of oral contraceptives, both of which may induce flares.’
  • 100) ‘Patients should be warned that they may suffer a pustular flare during the first few weeks of tretinoin therapy.’
  • 101) ‘Whenever the patient stops treatment, a rash flare results, usually worse than the initial rash.’
  • 102) ‘Agnes never complains when she has a flare of her eczema as she realises it ultimately saved her life.’
  • 103) ‘These flares may be caused by other viral infections, or they may be secondary to viral reactivation and an unregulated immune response.’
  • 104) ‘Patients may have less severe attacks between acute flares.’
  • 105) ‘Intra-articular injection of steroid may be helpful in acute flares.’
  • 106) ‘Steroids and immunosuppressive drugs have been used for acute flares.’
  • 107) ‘They can also be useful for treating acute flares with systemic symptoms.’
  • 108) ‘Poor nutrition can also make it more difficult to recover from flares of the disease.’
  • 109) ‘Scientists are still figuring out the role of sunspots in space weather, but they do know that when a flare erupts, sunspots are often nearby.’
  • 110) ‘Four minutes after the onset of the big flare, the Harvard Radio Astronomy Station at Fort Davis, Texas, began hearing radio noise from the Sun.’
  • 111) ‘Note the white bands buried amid the black and gray sunspots, depicting the twin bands of the flare as it burst into view around the sunspots.’
  • 112) ‘Violent events such as stellar flares, supernovae and the explosion of galactic nuclei produce a concoction of subatomic particles, primarily protons and electrons.’
  • 113) ‘Massive solar explosions called flares often accompany coronal mass ejections, which emit solar material and a magnetic field.’
  • 114) ‘It is however very prone to lens flare - the lens hood basically can be no larger than a hood for a 150 mm lens.’
  • 115) ‘I don't think we're seeing the effects of flare on the camera, though - it doesn't look like an optical effect.’
  • 116) ‘Prime lenses are less susceptible to lens flare and also have a closer minimum focusing distance than do zooms.’
  • 117) ‘No Dogma film contains muck on the lens, intrusive lens flare, obvious boom and camera shadows, as this does.’
  • 118) ‘Light of this type can often cause lens flare and, if using auto focus, cause the camera to focus on the wrong subject.’
  • 119) ‘It is loose cut through the leg, with a slight flare to add shape.’
  • 120) ‘I could actually feel the volume of the bass, and it seemed to me the flares of my trousers were flapping with every beat.’
  • 121) ‘No trousers with flares here; instead the cut was close fitting.’
  • 122) ‘The cashmere and leather were also cut into low-waisted, flat-fronted trousers cut neatly on the leg and swinging into a subtle, flattering flare at the bottom.’
  • 123) ‘Fashions of the time were tank tops, tonic suits and trousers, flares, and long hair all round.’
  • 124) ‘Cobain, a modern dandy in purple flares and kipper tie, is effervescently enthusiastic about all things mind - expanding.’
  • 125) ‘Who knows… but if flares, kipper ties and tank tops can make a comeback then I guess anything's possible.’
  • 126) ‘In correspondence with that, Susan found her some full, dark purple jean flares to go with it.’
  • 127) ‘WE'VE had the Seventies revival in fashion and interiors, so I thought I'd revive a couple of old friends from the age of brown flares and orange tank tops.’
  • 128) ‘They dressed me in a turquoise crocheted pullover, brown corduroy flares and open-toed sandals, while letting my hair grow very long.’
  • 129) ‘Always insist that black flares, safari suits, wide collared white shirts and high heeled shoes never go out of fashion.’
  • 130) ‘Strangely, his flares and cravats were once seen as the epitome of stylish excellence.’
  • 131) ‘I found it hard to imagine Dad in flares.’
  • 132) ‘When Ian had moved into the room, the mould-peppered walls had been decorated with lurid orange-flowered wallpaper, redolent of stack heels, flares, beads and caftans.’
  • 133) ‘Platform boots, flares and wide lapels, satin suits and big hair dos, as well as lashings of glitter, will all be on the fashion menu as revellers relive the years of Abba's heyday.’
  • 134) ‘She was wearing dark name-brand low-rise flares and a pink polo shirt, large silver earrings and some glitzy heels.’
  • 135) ‘Kiss your flares good-bye - It's all about long and lean drain pipe pants.’
  • 136) ‘We tried on matching tank tops and flares, and practised hairstyles from Honey magazine.’
  • 137) ‘She pointed down to the simple black flares and ice blue shirt that she had tossed on when she got home.’
  • 138) ‘Angel wore black tight flares and a white tank top, and put her hair in a loose bun with a few strands hanging out, to which she added little chopstick things.’
  • 139) ‘Mandy who was wearing an apple green, button down blouse and white flares was lying down on the bed staring at the ceiling.’
  • 140) ‘And a pair of tight hip hugger blue jean flares with star patches all down the sides.’
  • 141) ‘It is an act of worship to the sixties and seventies - to flares and body shirts and all that glitters.’
  • 142) ‘You knew you had achieved the ultimate look when your flares completely covered your feet, giving the distinctly eerie impression you were floating down the street.’
  • 143) ‘Heart turned at a sudden crackle and watched as the demonic blades flared and burned, leaving not even scorches where they had fallen.’
  • 144) ‘I saw the stars burn and flare against the velvety darkness.’
  • 145) ‘Some residents jumped from windows as the blaze flared through the building's entrance.’
  • 146) ‘Witnesses described the screams of panicked residents and said people leapt from windows as the blaze flared through the entrance hall of the building.’
  • 147) ‘A sudden rush of red-gold flame flared in the corner, and Rakael spoke.’
  • 148) ‘The flames flared and he climbed back into car, and drove away.’
  • 149) ‘On the horizon I can see great columns of smoke from burning wells, orange flame flaring at their base.’
  • 150) ‘The thief absently watched the flames flaring around her, hearing her own harsh breathing echo around her over the crackle of the flames.’
  • 151) ‘Rilleta leaped lightly clear, and turned, flames flaring on her hands, ready to meet her death if she must.’
  • 152) ‘The spell died quickly, emerald flames flaring for a moment, then dissolving into nothing.’
  • 153) ‘The flames on his log flared higher, showering sparks all over his body - the same body covered with mead.’
  • 154) ‘As a breeze swept over the rubble, patches of flame flared here and there.’
  • 155) ‘The maroon flames also rose and flared, before dying in a matter of seconds into a small pile of ashes.’
  • 156) ‘As the sand hit it, the flame flared into angry whiteness and went out with a shower of sparks.’
  • 157) ‘The ripples she had created by dipping her fingers caused the flame to flare and flicker.’
  • 158) ‘The torches flared upon the walls, and the firepit blazed forth its red warmth.’
  • 159) ‘His men were quoted as saying there are still tribal elements in the city who are resisting their control, and that the situation could flare into fighting if they do not back down.’
  • 160) ‘US capital markets have also been a refuge for many in recent years as emerging market crises flared from Russia and Brazil.’
  • 161) ‘Nearly 250 priests have resigned or been dismissed from their duties since the crisis flared in January.’
  • 162) ‘The president has faced criticism for his habit of heading overseas just as domestic crises flare out of control.’
  • 163) ‘As recently as last spring, a violent public response flared in Cincinnati under disturbingly familiar circumstances.’
  • 164) ‘Periodic unrest has flared since, but yesterday's attack was among the worst.’
  • 165) ‘The robber gives predictably blood-curdling answers as his temper flares at the thought.’
  • 166) ‘The attack took place as racial violence flared across the Pennines in Oldham after National Front supporters descended on the town to hold an illegal march.’
  • 167) ‘Intense fighting has flared between Mehdi and Iraqi government forces in the southern city of al-Kut.’
  • 168) ‘In the years ahead tensions over water may flare in regions outside the Middle East as well.’
  • 169) ‘He said the German's refusal to pay for the use of his van irritated him and when he tried to collect the fee, the intensity of the argument flared.’
  • 170) ‘But suddenly, she flared up and pushed him away.’
  • 171) ‘It flared out gradually from the hips and there was a slit on two sides.’
  • 172) ‘The waist was small and tapered into a V, and the skirt flared out slightly, with filmy layers overlying the dress.’
  • 173) ‘Do not give us shirt or raglan sleeves, or ‘shirtwaister’ styles with blousy tops, or flared or pleated skirts in boring patterns.’
  • 174) ‘She was wearing a very short skirt which flared out a lot, so we could all see her underwear since we all stood lower than her.’
  • 175) ‘For example, you can see where zippers are located, how the shoulder line falls or if the skirt is flared.’
  • 176) ‘At her knees, the skirt flared out in an emphasizing bubble.’
  • 177) ‘The skirt flared out slightly at about hip-level, not very much though; it almost didn't have a waistline.’
  • 178) ‘She was wearing a knee-length jean skirt that flared slightly at the bottom and cute sandals were on her dainty little feet.’
  • 179) ‘The dress flared at the waist and had one hell of a train on it.’
  • 180) ‘The dress hugged my body, but not to the point where it was skin tight, and the skirt flared out just slightly to accentuate my hips.’
  • 181) ‘I adore the simple white dress with the slightly flared sleeves.’
  • 182) ‘The bodice was fitting, but allowed movement, and the skirt flared out so that I could run about freely.’
  • 183) ‘Her skirt flared evenly around her, as did her hair, forming a light-colored fan behind her head.’
  • 184) ‘Phoenix was wearing a long-sleeved forest green velvet dress that flared at the end of the sleeves.’
  • 185) ‘The bodice hugged my form and the skirt flared to give me enough room to run.’
  • 186) ‘It had long sleeves that slightly flared and over the dress she wore a slight scoop neck cloak.’
  • 187) ‘So dig out your best pair of platform boots, squeeze yourself into those flared hipsters, smooth out your huge wing collar, and saunter on over to the bright and shiny new glamvan blog.’
  • 188) ‘Shanna got a long black skirt with a black shirt that flared at the cuffs.’
  • 189) ‘Her skirt was black and also flared out with the help of a crinoline petticoat underneath.’
  • 190) ‘She had on purple leggings that barely flared and a too-small white top with glittery purple spirals.’
  • 191) ‘It was Sylvie's nose, straight and long, narrowing in the middle just a little before the nostrils flared.’
  • 192) ‘Chino's nostrils flared, her ears pricked and her step got springy.’
  • 193) ‘Judging from the way his nostrils flared, I wouldn't be able to change whatever set route he was on.’
  • 194) ‘Cargo's nostrils flared madly as he lectured Finn.’
  • 195) ‘His nostrils flared, and his lips thinned to a slit line.’
  • 196) ‘Alicia's nostrils flared at the use of the old nick name.’
  • 197) ‘Edward's nostrils flared as he everything came back to him.’
  • 198) ‘His nostrils flared but his ears were pricked; he was listening.’
  • 199) ‘The King's cheeks turned red and his nostrils flared.’
  • 200) ‘Lexi's nostrils flared and she straightened her shoulders back.’
  • 201) ‘His nostrils flared considerably as he inhaled the deep odor.’
  • 202) ‘His nostrils flared, then his mouth set in a hard line.’
  • 203) ‘Erial's nostrils flared and her eyebrows moved down as she frowned.’
  • 204) ‘It may have been the wrong thing to mention because Monica began to chuckle slightly and Daniel's nostrils flared at her.’
  • 205) ‘Her nostrils flared wide as she jerked back, away from me.’
  • 206) ‘His nostrils flared taking in the scent of all the flora around him.’
  • 207) ‘Father's nostrils flared as he registered what he was seeing, and in an instant he was striding into the room.’
  • 208) ‘Lena's nostrils flared slightly then she grinned and kissed his lips softly.’
  • 209) ‘His nostrils flared and he searched for the most effective words he could use.’
  • 210) ‘His nostrils flared and his great chest heaved as he searched frantically for any scent.’
  • 211) ‘And then she threw back her head, flared her nostrils and stared at me.’
  • 212) ‘Bryony flared her nostrils, catching the scent of cooked meat.’
  • 213) ‘He flared his nostrils as he tried to distinguish the smell.’
  • 214) ‘Tobias's nostrils were flared, and he had his arms held stiffly against his sides, with his hands clenched into fists.’
  • 215) ‘Her black hair was knotted up tight, her cheekbones stuck out very high, and her nostrils were flared.’
  • 216) ‘Even when he was a child, he flared his nostrils, just out of habit.’
  • 217) ‘He laughed as she flared her nostrils and picked up a piece of her sandwich.’
  • 218) ‘Mesa flared his nostrils, like a horse, and breathed in the deep autumn air.’
  • 219) ‘He flared his nostrils, threatened anyone who decided to continue the Patience / Horse argument with violence.’
  • 220) ‘His nostrils were flared and his coat was sweaty from a run already completed with daily battle training.’
  • 221) ‘His nostrils were flared, and his eyes were white rimmed.’
  • 222) ‘Her large nostrils were permanently flared in an expression of exceeding displeasure at the world in general.’
  • 223) ‘I like big noses, especially when the person is able to flare the nostrils at will.’
  • 224) ‘Give it a go, you won't be sorry - just don't forget to flare those nostrils like you mean it.’
  • 225) ‘Having achieved the single most sinister moment on television this year, Gordon bares his teeth, flares his nostrils and pulls his face back into a rictus of a smile.’
  • 226) ‘Syona lowered her head, lightly flaring her nostrils.’
  • 227) ‘I said nothing and instead just passed her by in the kitchen, flaring my nostrils as the smell of yet another burnt pumpkin pie entered my system.’
  • 228) ‘Now Gott was flaring his nostrils and slowly flexing his muscles.’
  • 229) ‘I flare my nostrils ever so slightly and still feel like I've been smashed in the face by a baseball bat.’
  • 230) ‘I heard Rhett flare his nostrils and I took a half step back just in case he had a wand hidden in his pants.’

Examples

  • 1) It adds little new to its chosen film-making style, but it does not lack visual flair.
  • 2) We don't want to take away from the flair and goal ability but make sure when we are scoring a goal it is winning us a game.
  • 3) But now the flair and panache have given way to fight and power.
  • 4) He has a natural flair for flying and wants to be a pilot.
  • 5) We looked strong and solid and showed some attacking flair.
  • 6) To add some visual flair use an app that sends messages as email attachments.
  • 7) The flair players will get the headlines but the warriors deserved them.
  • 8) The best police chiefs will no doubt step up to the financial challenge with flair and imagination.
  • 9) The experience brought out his entrepreneurial flair.
  • 10) He showed a flair for the moment then.
  • 11) Submarine has great energy and visual flair.
  • 12) It seems he has coached all the flair and imagination out of this team.
  • 13) Some are born with entrepreneurial flair and drive.
  • 14) Some will say that visual flair outweighs memorable characters or good writing.
  • 15) They usually have ability and flair.
  • 16) The flair players against the workers.
  • 17) What he lacked in pace or natural flair, he made up for in dogged application.
  • 18) She's got a natural flair for language.
  • 19) His instinct was that of the adept publicist, and his interventions showed considerable journalistic flair.
  • 20) It is up to the parents to note particular flair, to decide whether exploration of that ability is worthwhile.
  • 21) We had good character, it was an honest performance but we lack creative flair and ability around the box.
  • 22) She has an instinctive flair for flavours and how to put something together but her big, big problem is her confidence.
  • 23) He was wonderful to watch for his style, elegance, flair and goalscoring.
  • 24) Naturally, he attacks both, bringing particular flair to depicting the countryside as akin to prison.
  • 25) Preparing a document for translation may be, sometimes, a tricky and potentially overwhelming job, depending on how important the project is, and how vital, say, specific terminology or marketing flair is to this particular translation.
  • 26) He's taking that flair from the Outback to the economic heyday of the 1920's with his next project -- an adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel, "The Great Gatsby."
  • 27) Investigative flair is seen as a sign of eccentricity.
  • 28) Chef Garseus, who had a Latin American flair to his cooking, had similar problems during the entire competition, but got everything right last night in Kitchen Stadium.
  • 29) The latest: Hatto's husband finally speaks, and his non-denial denials show a certain flair and appreciation for the art.
  • 30) The fare here pays homage to the home-cooked specialties of the South, and that regional flair is evident throughout the menu.
  • 31) Looking at 90 minutes of charts and graphs, even with charts and graphs done well with theatrical flair, is boring.
  • 32) ‘He had a flair for drawing and an ability to grasp and execute delicate model settings.’
  • 33) ‘They are coming to Bangalore to hunt for some gifted youngsters, with a flair for acting.’
  • 34) ‘He was gifted with his hands and had a natural flair for wood-turning and carpentry.’
  • 35) ‘Teresa was gifted with her hands and had a great flair for craftwork and cooking.’
  • 36) ‘We get great cuts from him, prepared with the flair of a true artist.’
  • 37) ‘Kevin has a flair for photography.’
  • 38) ‘I have a flair for composing, and I have a flair for performing and making records.’
  • 39) ‘He even exhibited a flair for handling the crowd scenes particularly well.’
  • 40) ‘But nothing could stop this woman bursting with energy and a flair for fine arts.’
  • 41) ‘But all three lack the flair of the truly outstanding international sides.’
  • 42) ‘For all the flair among his new teammates, it is this willingness to work for each other which Sutton cites as most significant.’
  • 43) ‘I've long held a theory that a bass player is a frustrated lead guitarist who has none of the flair or appeal for the job.’
  • 44) ‘Lauren started playing ice hockey at the age of eight and discovered she not only had a flair for the game, but a real passion for the sport too.’
  • 45) ‘Currie ended the match with a flourish and belatedly displayed the flair and pace that they undoubtedly possess.’
  • 46) ‘Along the way he also managed to take some piano lessons and discovered a unique flair for song writing.’
  • 47) ‘He has a flair for motorcycles and riding them is nothing short of a passion.’
  • 48) ‘The beauty is that he scores all around the wicket, off front and back foot, and has developed the flair to score in all areas.’
  • 49) ‘His obsession with ice skating began as a child growing up in Bristol, where he showed an early flair for dancing.’
  • 50) ‘The courses are for young dance enthusiasts with a flair for movements and music.’
  • 51) ‘He has wanted to be an author since he was at school (where a teacher told him he had a flair for it).’
  • 52) ‘Judges placed high value on entries that demonstrated imagination, originality and flair.’
  • 53) ‘She went for a formal and textured look with a touch of modernity and lots of flair and originality.’
  • 54) ‘He did, however, have an innate grasp of public relations, dressing with flair so people would notice him.’
  • 55) ‘Size did not matter to the expert judging panel, who were looking for flair and creativity within the space available.’
  • 56) ‘Meanwhile, I sleepwalked through today somewhat, albeit with style and flair.’
  • 57) ‘He had a certain creative flair and loved talking about his projects.’
  • 58) ‘Having displayed flair and invention in the first half, the second was all about grit and determination.’
  • 59) ‘Inside, while you don't get the style or flair of a Range Rover, you do get a sense of utilitarian toughness.’
  • 60) ‘First of all, artwork is one of the best investments you can make to add character and flair to a room.’
  • 61) ‘We're not saying we need you in Armani, just something with a little style and flair.’
  • 62) ‘For decades Japan has dominated through relentless innovation and creative flair.’
  • 63) ‘We owe it to them to make sure they get a fair return for their creativity, flair and inspiration.’
  • 64) ‘You may be able to extend the tower, provided you do it with flair and sensitivity.’
  • 65) ‘It is a special kind of organisation that thrives on creativity and flair.’
  • 66) ‘This luxurious property enjoys panoramic sea views and is presented with great style and flair.’
  • 67) ‘All you need is a few ideas on how to do this with a modicum of panache and flair.’
  • 68) ‘He has relied instead on professional skill and entrepreneurial flair in his executives.’
  • 69) ‘This car is very stylish, has a lot of French flair and is built for living in the city.’
  • 70) ‘Maybe it's just the flair of the Spanish language that makes it so appealing.’
  • 71) ‘The home was built with an architectural flair and design not often found.’
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