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  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of flounce.


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  • But a tall, thin, long-waisted person can revel in flounces and puffs, and bows, and if not too heavily ladened with them, looks far better than with flat straight trimmings.

    A Manual of Etiquette with Hints on Politeness and Good Breeding Sophia Orne 1873

  • A short, stout person presents a most ridiculous appearance when she attires herself in flounces, puffs, and furbelows until she resembles a wine tun.

    A Manual of Etiquette with Hints on Politeness and Good Breeding Sophia Orne 1873

  • From 4.30 in the morning till the last light at night, she said, she had toiled at making cloth dress - skirts, lined up and with two flounces, for seven shillings a dozen.


  • You learn a lot of these techniques from the older patterns from the 80's and early 90's, which had all kinds of details such as peplums and bows and flounces.

    Light Yellow Cotton Dress 2009

  • Cloth dress-skirts, mark you, lined up with two flounces, for seven shillings a dozen!


  • It was his joy to recall, for all who came, the days of the bicycle built for two, the peg-top trousers and brown derbies of the men, and of the bustles, flounces and puffed sleeves of the women.

    Heinold's First and Last Chance Saloon 2010

  • "I had a favorite dress that was my favoritist dress ever," says our heroine as she dances in New York's Central Park in a frock of pink flounces.

    Hail the New Kid Meghan Cox Gurdon 2011

  • As I arrive, a hoopoe flounces down to the field alongside and, crest outspread, studiously feasts on worms.

    Country Diary: Ariège 2011

  • That exhibition demonstrated the ways in which Spain's sartorial inheritance—the matador's embroidered bolero, the flounces of Flamenco, the lace veils of Catholicism, the stark outerwear of shepherds—had been absorbed and abstracted into Cristóbal Balenciaga's masterly and vastly influential Paris couture.

    Between Heaven and Earth Laura Jacobs 2012

  • By now, we intuit the differing nuances each time Snooki flounces off in her fuzzy slippers or Sammi tells Ronnie to "do you."

    Deanna Fei: Why Every Writer Should Watch Jersey Shore Deanna Fei 2010


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