How To Use Ostentatious In A Sentence

  • Founded exactly 25 years ago, this group of ostentatious do-gooders vow ‘to promulgate universal joy and expiate stigmatic guilt’.
  • They put this view into practice quite straightforwardly, avoided ostentatious clothing and wealth, refused to swear oaths in court, to bear arms or to defend themselves.
  • THE CHRISTMASES OF QUEEN VICTORIA have been kept with much bountifulness, but after the gracious manner of a Christian Queen who cares more for the welfare of her beloved subjects than for ostentatious display. Christmas: Its Origin and Associations Together with Its Historical Events and Festive Celebrations During Nineteen Centuries
  • An unostentatiously devout man, that is where he would, in different circumstances, undoubtedly have been. DARE CALL IT TREASON
  • ‘They would have needed social stability’, he says, suggesting brochs were not watch towers or forts, but ‘ostentatious signs of status and wealth’.
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  • Such winkingly ostentatious nastiness and Mr. Pollock's habit of telegraphing violence rather than lingering over it make this violent book surprisingly easy to read and digest. The Comic-Grotesque Goes North
  • Ostentatious expenditure focused the attention of the poor on the wealth of the wealthy, for this of course was its purpose.
  • I don't wish to influence others, but it jars upon me to have my name ostentatiously paraded in the public prints. Luke Walton
  • They were neither aggressive nor ostentatious.
  • Hey you - people in love, do you have to be so ostentatious about it?
  • Harry stopped under a street lamp and ostentatiously began inspecting the contents of his bag.
  • You get a sense of shared solitude, conveyed subtly but precisely, with masterly delicacy and without ostentatious ‘acting’.
  • By Gerry Baldo 08/18/2009 Sensing the public outrage that hasn't subsided over what has been described as the ostentatious and luxurious lifestyles of President Arroyo and her entourage displayed during her New York has sent a memorandum to the Office of the Press Secretary, saying the New York Post report on the pricey dinner of President Gloria WN.com - Articles related to Developing Economies Like Egypt Can Lead the World Out of Recession
  • McCrimmon followed, keeping, as became an upholder of the dignity of Western civilization, several ostentatious paces to the rear. THE LONELY SEA
  • He hated waste and ostentatious consumption, and the car he developed at Ford, the Falcon, reflected his twin commitments to economy and safety.
  • The pulpit is not the place for ostentatious display of one's skill. Christianity Today
  • Nobody is more free from the ostentatious correctness of the literary precisian, and nobody preserves so much purity and so much dignity of language with so little formality of demeanor. Voltaire
  • ‘He thinks it's ostentatious,’ says Boss archly.
  • They're not too overt, too ostentatious or showy. Times, Sunday Times
  • However, the domestic life of the imperial family was, considering their status, not ostentatious.
  • He will be sadly missed because he was a very genuine person who helped with charitable causes in an unostentatious way.
  • The villa galleria was baroquely ostentatious and many of the artworks just clutter-glitter.
  • The room was ostentatiously decorated in white and silver.
  • Extravagantly showy and ostentatious work is pretentious when the merit it demands is unjustified.
  • Eschewing the ostentatious gentility of readers, who enjoy parading their superficial knowledge, she pursues her intellectual work without need of an audience.
  • A couple of mobile phones lay ostentatiously on the table; beside them was a shiny brochure. THE EXECUTION
  • He does not come ostentatiously and with anger, but is incarnate through Mary, whose suppliant obedience also demonstrates meekness in a relatively obscure village. Eric Simpson: The Meek Are Reconciled With The Earth: The Basis Of Christian Ecology
  • Buying an airline seemed foolhardy and unnecessarily ostentatious: it affronted his sense of proportion.
  • Heavy, polluting industry made Glasgow ostentatiously wealthy but left tens of thousands of its citizens scrabbling for survival. The Times Literary Supplement
  • The butt of his humour is a group so ostentatiously righteous that few commentating on the Booker mentioned Jacobson's attack. Howard Jacobson offers a contrary voice in the arts
  • He doesn't attempt the stammer, the dandyish manner, the cigarette ostentatiously clamped between the middle fingers.
  • Its columns are tall and slender, its capitals have bountiful acanthus leaves with big scrolls and its entablature sports an ostentatiously sculpted frieze and cornice. Renaissance architecture: how to identify the Roman orders
  • February 1st, 2009 at 6: 02 am privilege mac casinòs says: privilege mac casinòs … conservationist ostentatious undiminished halted buffetings … Think Progress » Iraqi Leaders Call On U.S. To Set Timetable
  • The drinks are less ostentatious too. Times, Sunday Times
  • Shorn of the ostentatious nostalgia that afflicts too many period films, The House of Mirth is a bracing, cleanly wrought spiral of a film, a chiller in the true sense of the word.
  • Yet Raphael, eschewing mystery, signed his name ostentatiously on his courtesan's arm band, left her undressed, and gave her face a knowing expression. This Beauty Still Beguiles
  • My own veranda in Cockermouth is a larger example, as is the more ostentatious orangery at Brockhole.
  • There is status in ostentatious display. Times, Sunday Times
  • Outwardly quiet and unostentatious, he was a deeply thoughtful man who shared his father's fascination with the complex iconography of ecclesiastical architecture and trappings.
  • But there are few cases of ostentatious opulence amid the poverty.
  • Their high command - the atamans - arrived in ostentatious foreign cars.
  • And meantime he had to face another two hours or so of Gori's being ostentatiously repentant. PROSECUTOR
  • If you are with a lady friend, make sure you cling to her for dear life and make sure all gestures of affection are as ostentatious as possible.
  • That was why the father, arriving from Berlin, had on his own initiative brought them an English governess; for the English are admitted by their continental friends to excel in this special branch of manners, while their continental enemies charge them with being "ostentatiously" well groomed and dainty. Home Life in Germany
  • I rang the home electricals department last week to ask what the biggest, fattest, most ostentatious coffee machine they had was.
  • The big summit meetings are elaborate rituals, ostentatious shows of power that reinforce the entitlement and authority of the bodies they represent.
  • It's gaudy, it's ostentatious, and it's exactly what one would expect from a rock star that thinks he's God.
  • It was a remarkably idle and unobtrusive shop and yet money flowed into it without stint, mysteriously and unostentatiously, the conduits of its flow being certain modest and retiring Arab visitors in long brown or white _haiks_, with check cotton head-dresses girt with ropes of camel-hair, who collogued with the honest tradesman and departed as silently and unobtrusively as they came .... Driftwood Spars The Stories of a Man, a Boy, a Woman, and Certain Other People Who Strangely Met Upon the Sea of Life
  • He was conspicuous among the young men of his standing for the forwardness with which he took his side against "Tractarianism," and the vehemence of his dislike of it, and for the almost ostentatious and defiant prominence which he gave to the convictions and social habits of his school He expressed his scorn and disgust at the "donnishness," the coldness, the routine, the want of heart, which was all that he could see at Oxford out of the one small circle of his friends. Occasional Papers Selected from the Guardian, the Times, and the Saturday Review, 1846-1890
  • His way of life may seem a bit ostentatious, but his energy and enthusiasm is infectious, and there is nothing snobbish or affected about him.
  • The Secret Millionaire9pm, Channel 4Chris Brown is a gadget-obsessed, self-confessed geek who has made millions from his travel website, but lives an unostentatious, family-based lifestyle and wants to put his wealth to good use. The weekend's TV highlights
  • They were neither aggressive nor ostentatious.
  • Now in his early fifties, Jobs live quietly privately, with his wife and four kids in a large, unostentatious house in suburban Palo Alto.
  • Public tours reveal the unostentatious shipboard lifestyle of the Royals on voyages out to the British Empire and up to Scotland each summer.
  • It is he, not the Prime Minister, who must court attention ostentatiously.
  • Jackson believes that wood is making a resurgence in popularity partly because it offers a sophisticated look without looking ostentatious.
  • Their weakness, if any, is that they fall easy prey to brand names and they would willingly go to any lengths just to be showy, extravagant and ostentatious.
  • An ostentatious display of wealth like that could have easily got them burgled. Times, Sunday Times
  • Sometimes, enunciation pierces through narration with ostentatious camera moves or reflexive images, but it finds itself swallowed by the diegesis in the end.
  • Lincoln had, by this time, outgrown the cruder romantic impulses of hisyouth, when, like Bismarck, he read Byron and suffered from “hypochondriasm,” a form of ostentatious melancholy. FORGE OF EMPIRES 1861-1871
  • He hissed when Galloway spoke, of course, cheered ostentatiously when King spoke, and generally made himself ridiculous.
  • He sat down in the spot Sophia had just vacated on the bed, laying his glistening sword ostentatiously across his lap. The Saracen: The Holy War
  • Also immaculately turned out in civilian threads, he disclosed to me his large wardrobe of expensive but unostentatious clothes, all of which have been imported from the best tailors in London.
  • Yu's work ostentatiously references film strips - suggesting sequentiality, narrative and subjectivity through contiguity, rhythm and fragmentation.
  • His interest was centred almost entirely in the "shoppy" parcel, which by its shape might be "soldiers"; but he knew the rules of the game, and disregarding the large, ostentatious brown-papered thing, he went magnificently for the two small incoherent bundles. Jeremy
  • Government was in office, with Lord Randolph Churchill as its leader in the House of Commons; and one of the first acts of the new leader was to separate himself ostentatiously from the Irish policy of Lord Spencer and from the policy of coercion in general. Handbook of Home Rule Being articles on the Irish question
  • By Gerry Baldo 08/18/2009 Sensing the public outrage that hasn't subsided over what has been described as the ostentatious and luxurious lifestyles of President Arroyo and her entourage displayed during her WN.com - Articles related to ID officials fly state plane, mining industry pays
  • Caroline Quentin is unostentatious but very convincing as the central character Maggie Mee.
  • Laurie and Kelly were still young and unjaded enough to be impressed by these ostentatious displays of wealth. Substitute Me
  • Something to do with my ostentatiously wearing shoe leather in her company and telling her that vegetables have families too. A DARKENING STAIN
  • It's the sort of solid, unostentatious compound, hidden behind walls, where Afghanistan's old upper-middle class lived in the 1960s and '70s, the Afghan equivalent of WASP. The Man Who Might Have Been 'King'
  • Wasn't the ostentatious show of wealth terrible PR for the party? Times, Sunday Times
  • Instead of this, we either put on a stock with a sham tie, (now all _sham_ things, of what kind soever, militate against good taste,) or else, to make the most of our scarf, we fill up the aperture of the waistcoat with an ambitious quantity of drapery, and we stick therein an enormous and obtrusively ostentatious pin. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 57, No. 357, June, 1845
  • She carried her car keys on an ostentatious gold key ring.
  • Hat designer Tracy Rose, 42, renowned for her ostentatious hats on Ladies' Day, was also attired in a weather theme.
  • He was esteemed by his neighbours and unostentatiously prosperous. IN LOVE AND WAR
  • The unweary, unostentatious, and inglorious crusade of England against slavery may probably be regarded as among the three or four perfectly virtuous pages comprised in the history of nations.
  • Unostentatious and unshowy, their simplicity belies their deep resonance.
  • Its columns are tall and slender, its capitals have bountiful acanthus leaves with big scrolls and its entablature sports an ostentatiously sculpted frieze and cornice. Renaissance architecture: how to identify the Roman orders
  • Contacts conducted at arm's length for five years should suddenly turn into such an ostentatious embrace.
  • In any case, the Bajrang Dal does not oppose the selling of birthday cards, the cutting of birthday cakes, and birthday bashes, some as ostentatious as weddings.
  • Is it unwise for me to gratify a desire for beautiful things, which will be a constant joy to my friends and my children as they grow to appreciate them, as well as to myself, when it is done in so quiet and unostentatious a manner? The Splendid Spoils of Standard Oil
  • Lambert, a focused, unostentatious man who created such reality formats as Faking It and Shipwrecked, does not seem too bothered by his critics.
  • Furthermore, something even in the official's self-possessed and somewhat ostentatious manner in making his specifications strangely reminded him of a bandsman, a perjurous witness in a capital case before a courtmartial ashore of which when a lieutenant, he, Captain Vere, had been a member. Billy Budd
  • Obviously he had plenty of money and was generous in its use without being ostentatious.
  • Mr Khrushchev ostentatiously wooed and embraced Castro at the U.N. general assembly
  • One cannot help but admire these women in their courage to be gender rebels, ostentatiously flouting centuries of repressive, patriarchal social conditioning.
  • Ostentatiously, a person's income dictates his ‘taste’, which is popularly associated with his dress, the restaurants he frequents, and the people he associates with.
  • The book was needlessly massive and it came in a choice of eight ostentatious satin covers.
  • The lyrics are unostentatious and the imagery is stark - the personal opens up into the universal thanks to Bickford's suggestive, elliptical couplets.
  • His wife was fairly quiet but she is not an ostentatious person anyway.
  • Penn is convulsed with ostentatiously felt emotion.
  • She wears an ostentatious diamond ring and a pearl the size of a marble.
  • What is required is a steady, unostentatious stoicism, made up out of absolute, cold hatred and contempt for the aggressors, and complete determination that their defeat will be utter and shameful.
  • There will probably be a spin-off for the Tories in all this: watch the BBC galloping to the centre as the election draws near and carefully (and probably ostentatiously as it no longer does ‘subtle’ very much) making sure that an veneer of impartiality is smeared over the whole which will last until about five minutes after the Tories win. Archive 2008-03-30
  • There is a continuous need to control urges to enter grandiose schemes and avoid ostentatious manners.
  • Pope John Paul II's simple coffin of blond cypress wood, with its only decoration a cross and the letter M for Mary, symbolised his unostentatious lifestyle.
  • Founded exactly 25 years ago, this group of ostentatious do-gooders vow ‘to promulgate universal joy and expiate stigmatic guilt’.
  • She arrived at court in a startlingly ostentatious coat.
  • If a piece is too large or ostentatious, the rest of your garden could pale into insignificance, overshadowing all your previous months or years of hard work in an instant.
  • The film in general is seriously undermined by its Wes Anderson-style obsession with ostentatious perfection books lined up meticulously in square piles with the camera dollying across as if the atmosphere is more important than the human moment, along with the distracting presence of Haskell Wexler as a bookstore customer and the uncomfortably carnal quid-pro-quo credit of “Executive Producers: George Clooney Steven Soderbergh.” Wholphin, Eggers and Why I Can’t Believe : Edward Champion’s Reluctant Habits
  • It is not, however, the most ostentatious house on the reservation.
  • Still, even if expressed by a metaphor some might find ostentatious, vicarious atonement as a concept was nothing outlandish in first-century Jerusalem.
  • If we ostentatiously display our Rolex watch, should we be held responsible when it is ripped from our wrist?
  • His wife was fairly quiet but she is not an ostentatious person anyway.
  • They aren't noticeably brave or ostentatiously high-minded.
  • A couple of mobile phones lay ostentatiously on the table; beside them was a shiny brochure. THE EXECUTION
  • Amending Shakespeare, he gave Sam and the others a crash course in mineralogy, pointing out that “nothing that glitters is gold . . . gold in its native state is dull, unornamental stuff, and that only low-born metals excite the admiration of the ignorant with an ostentatious glitter.” LIGHTING OUT FOR THE TERRITORY
  • My father bought a yellow Jag, which I felt was both ostentatious and bad for my credibility. Times, Sunday Times
  • They seem to be superior in appearances also, for some of the animals display brightly coloured plume-like tentacles, long and capable of being ostentatiously fluttered. My Tropic Isle
  • Her father always claimed he was a charlatan and quietly mocked Cotterell's supercilious air and ostentatious dress. A SHRINE OF MURDERS
  • Sean Scully is one senior abstract painter whose work is both personal and ostentatious.
  • But it was so colorful, so riotous, so hilarious a solidarity that its ostentatious fusions established a special art form.
  • Others find her propensity for tacky glamour and ostentatious lack of decent clothing a little too much to bear.
  • His long, stricken pause when she asks him to come up with another word for "ostentatious" is as funny as his fumbling answers: "Delicious? Matt's TV Week in Review
  • My father bought a yellow Jag, which I felt was both ostentatious and bad for my credibility. Times, Sunday Times
  • The ostentatious wealth of the new rich only served to highlight the destitution of the rest of society. Liberty: The Lives and Times of Six Women in Revolutionary France
  • Obviously he had plenty of money and was generous in its use without being ostentatious.
  • That first house was horribly ostentatious. Times, Sunday Times
  • In the past one year, lightweight gold jewellery gained acceptance among the young and hep crowd, which used to associate gold with traditions, festival, and other ostentatious occasions.
  • Harry stopped under a street lamp and ostentatiously began inspecting the contents of his bag.
  • Their elaborate designs and hues are deliberately ostentatious to ward off potential predators, a tactic called aposematic coloration.
  • London at the time was a curious mixture of ostentatious wealth hiding harrowing poverty.
  • The characters are ostentatiously quirky, the humour is arch, yet the soft centre within the brittle candy coating is gooey with sentiment. Times, Sunday Times
  • His wife was fairly quiet but she is not an ostentatious person anyway.
  • Her father always claimed he was a charlatan and quietly mocked Cotterell's supercilious air and ostentatious dress. A SHRINE OF MURDERS
  • A couple of mobile phones lay ostentatiously on the table; beside them was a shiny brochure. THE EXECUTION
  • As I've said before, I don't want to put up pictures, because it seems boastful and ostentatious.
  • The well-used copper utensils, heavy slab of salmon and a lemon almost suspended at the table edge each play their own unostentatious part in this scene.
  • Buying an island seems the pinnacle of ostentatious extravagance.
  • We meet a serving and a patient endurance which, without any self-important airs, is reflected within these people, which lives with them even if otherwise in their ostentatious deeds and ways they seem filled with egoism and brutality. Nobel Prize in Literature 1985 - Press Release
  • Otherwise, had I gone abroad in the robes of the Tatrix, we would have been encumbered by guards and crowds; we would have had to travel in a palanquin; we would have been forced to tolerate the annunciatory drums and trumpets, and put up with all the noisy, ostentatious, dreary panoply of office. Kajira Of Gor
  • The mega arches erected at various points in the city might have put to shame even the political parties that are known for their ostentatious celebrations.
  • He was a big part of the social scene, was involved in society races at the yacht club, and lived in an ostentatious, loud manner replete with several bodyguards.
  • Sean Scully is one senior abstract painter whose work is both personal and ostentatious.
  • The unostentatious red-checkered tables groaned with the weight of wooden salad bowls and heaped plates of traditional American fare. DREAMS OF INNOCENCE
  • To simplify matters, he took some photographs with him of Lee's gold-encrusted fist so he could be sure of getting something equally tawdry, ostentatious and meretricious.
  • They're not too overt, too ostentatious or showy. Times, Sunday Times
  • Nigel was ostentatiously smoking a big cigar to give an illusion of poise.
  • I have to wonder if “eco-bling” representsproducts that those use to merely indicate that they are eco-friendly, just as “bling” makes reference to those that are ostentatious. blog – syllable studio
  • At Delhi, the gates of the city walls are called ostentatiously after distant places -- the _Kashmîr_, the _Kâbul_, the _Constantinople_ gates. Rambles and Recollections of an Indian Official
  • During the press conference, Buffett took a bag of peanut brittle from Munger -- saying "I'll get that Charlie" -- and ostentatiously gnawed it open with his teeth.
  • Her father always claimed he was a charlatan and quietly mocked Cotterell's supercilious air and ostentatious dress. A SHRINE OF MURDERS
  • She and Tabitha ran hand in hand about the enclosure, studying the façades, the gargoyles, the crenellations, all that architectural ostentatious crap. Crossed
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  • All too often charity fundraisers descend into ostentatious displays of wealth by people with more money than taste. Times, Sunday Times
  • He smoked innumerable scented cigarettes, gold as to tip and monogram, which he selected with ostentatious unostentation from a heavy gold case liberally bestudded with rubies and diamonds. The Promise A Tale of the Great Northwest
  • It is the opposite of ostentatious display. Times, Sunday Times
  • Stretch limousines were an ostentatious symbol of wealth in the '80s.
  • Civilised behaviour is the key to appearing middle class, so don't binge drink, never swear and don't do anything ostentatious.
  • The effect is subtle, yet it works, and while the overall result is undeniably decadent, the space feels individual as opposed to ostentatious.
  • She carried her car keys on an ostentatious gold key ring.
  • He was a generous but not ostentatious philanthropist; his private and family life was wholly conventional.
  • Cecilia then left the rooms secretly vowing that no possible exigence should in future tempt her to apply for assistance to Mr Delvile, which, however ostentatiously offered, was constantly withheld when claimed. Cecilia
  • Shaw was amazing that way; quiet and unostentatious and Scots, but a magnetic personality. GOTHIC PURSUIT
  • an ostentatious sable coat
  • The ex-second of the organization is already ostentatiously isolated, and the chairman of the party entered power with younger cadres from the movement.
  • Today some of their most visible representatives have become ostentatiously rich, and some even preach a gospel of wealth.
  • Secondly, I'm middle class, and living next to such unostentatious but quietly evident wealth is guaranteed to press all those buttons marked ‘grasping middle class insecurity’ in my psyche.
  • The playwrights who wrote for the public stage depicted characters who demonstrated a fetishistic preoccupation with clothes and who dressed ostentatiously.
  • As Draper writes, Rumsfeld is not known for ostentatious displays of piety. Sunday Reading
  • The blues singer and guitarist Phillip Walker, who has died aged 73, was one of those intelligent, tasteful, unostentatious musicians who tend to be more appreciated by critics and other players than whooped at by audiences. Phillip Walker obituary
  • In Pakistan we have made our lives miserable by the never ending competition and the ostentatious display of wealth.
  • I was surprised by the traditional mode of narration; the prose is conventional, unsurprising, not ostentatiously poetic.
  • There's no easy remedy, especially when ostentatious teen role models portray money as no object.
  • To flaunt is to make an ostentatious or defiant display: She flaunted her beauty. Essential Guide to Business Style and Usage
  • Heavy, polluting industry made Glasgow ostentatiously wealthy but left tens of thousands of its citizens scrabbling for survival. The Times Literary Supplement
  • He does not come ostentatiously and with anger, but is incarnate through Mary, whose suppliant obedience also demonstrates meekness in a relatively obscure village. Eric Simpson: The Meek Are Reconciled With The Earth: The Basis Of Christian Ecology
  • My father bought a yellow Jag, which I felt was both ostentatious and bad for my credibility. Times, Sunday Times
  • ‘You know that Barry will be unostentatiously successful in anything he's involved in,’ said one business source.
  • The almost ostentatiously mingy tax cuts, and the general theme of not Jam Tomorrow, but Jam the Day After Tomorrow, If You're All Very Good, seem to have played right into the Opposition's hands.
  • A couple of mobile phones lay ostentatiously on the table; beside them was a shiny brochure. THE EXECUTION
  • Even the synthetic serving - man, sitting at the table dressed in an unostentatious suit, applauded with gusto.
  • Shrimpton, dressed in a simple, unostentatious black dress – more bohemian than haute couture – is quick to lament the fashion world's excesses. The Saturday interview: Jean Shrimpton
  • Art today is rich in witless posturing, philosophical boilerplate, ostentatious anger, and conventional shock.
  • Most guests arrive by boat, anchor off the beach and saunter over to the restaurant wearing ostentatious swimwear and big sunglasses. Times, Sunday Times
  • She carried her car keys on an ostentatious gold key ring.
  • But don't you think a mayoral chain of office would be just a little too ostentatious, even for your most dumb-witted feral toerag on the street?
  • One needed a title, however, to appreciate the majesty of the tall, ostentatious chairs with upholstered, haughty-looking backs and stretchers reinforcing the legs.
  • Brides still wear ostentatiously royal gowns that cannot be used again for any other function.
  • A dance performed in ostentatious costumes, usually representing characters from the Robin Hood tradition such as Maid Marian and Friar Tuck. Annotations To The Text of _Wat Tyler_
  • Most were exploited; many regularly witnessed ostentatious displays of wealth.
  • We dined anywhere from seven to nine, and soothed each other's irritation by calling ostentatious attention to the delicacy and perfection of each dish as it came on the table. At Home with the Jardines
  • More than 4500 paying customers turned up the other day for a friendly involving non-league Sutton United, a quiet, unostentatious operation who play in the leafy environs of south London's stockbroker belt.
  • Her father always claimed he was a charlatan and quietly mocked Cotterell's supercilious air and ostentatious dress. A SHRINE OF MURDERS
  • And Mr. Hinks, having displayed a freckled fist of extraordinary size and pugginess in an ostentatiously familiar manner to Mr. Polly's close inspection by sight and smell, turned it about this way and that and shaken it gently for a moment or so, replaced it carefully in his pocket as if for future use, receded slowly and watchfully for a pace, and then turned away as if to other matters, and ceased to be even in outward seeming a friend .... The History of Mr. Polly
  • In the opening stages of the series, O'Connor sought to demonstrate his peerless courage and wit by ostentatiously haranguing the children and housewives who appeared before him for their musical shortcomings.
  • Those modern Jews were voluble to disavow all sympathy with the murderous deeds of their progenitors, who had martyred the prophets, and ostentatiously averred that if they had lived in the times of those martyrdoms they would have been no participators therein, yet by such avouchment they proclaimed themselves the offspring of those who had shed innocent blood. Jesus the Christ A Study of the Messiah and His Mission According to Holy Scriptures Both Ancient and Modern
  • Instead, they show us a suite that would, perhaps, have been a little too ostentatious for a spiritual leader.
  • A couple of mobile phones lay ostentatiously on the table; beside them was a shiny brochure. THE EXECUTION
  • At 2.39 leva the Stara Planina salad is a slightly less ostentatious plate of tongue, sausage, tomato, cheese and olives.
  • They are ostentatiously nonchalant, disinclined to become too involved, at least to begin with.
  • Yet this monarch of all things detested pedantry, either as it shows itself in the mere form of Greek and Latin, or in ostentatious book-learning, or in the affectation of words of remote signification: these are the only points of view in which I have been taught to consider the meaning of the term pedantry, which is very indefinite, and always a relative one. Literary Character of Men of Genius Drawn from Their Own Feelings and Confessions
  • She pounces on an empty seat and gestures ostentatiously to me that the one opposite is free.
  • The Atlantic and Pacific coasts are being ostentatiously patrolled by large and reassuring Navy vessels.
  • Many nobles now ostentatiously turned their backs on public life, as beneath their dignity.
  • Others find her propensity for tacky glamour and ostentatious lack of decent clothing a little too much to bear.
  • Coats were dirty, with patches that looked suspiciously like mange; hocks were poulticed, and looked swollen; several of the wise old mares were ostentatiously practicing their limps, and there wasn't a hide of an attractive color among them. Fiddler Fair
  • Well, if ostentatious is what you strive for in your digital equipment you’ll love the Douglas. iPod killers for Christmas: III
  • I even quite like the ostentatiously distressed trestles and folding chairs they use outside, and the formulaic battered club chairs in the window.

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