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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FLAG

M'Intosh and Roger Smith were then persuaded to go with a flag.

"My place is by the flag," cried Alleyne, vainly struggling to break from the other's hold.

I asked when the talk began to flag, as it soon does with Hughy.

The Medicine Bundle of the tribe is as sacred to them as our flag is to us.

If you will look outside, you will see a flag at the top of a pole.

Commerce follows the flag only when the flag flies on merchant ships.

Is not his own flag flying there, and at Malta, not only by his permission, but by his order?

He caught a glimpse of a flag and uttered a wild shout of joy.

"I shall miss you most awfully," said she with the air of one flaunting a flag.

Baron Clouet received the flag, and informed Ney of the arrival.

WORD ORIGIN

"cloth ensign," late 15c., now in all modern Germanic languages, but apparently first recorded in English, origin unknown, but likely connected with flag (v.) or else, like it, perhaps imitative. A less likely guess is that it is from the flag in flagstone on notion of being square and flat. U.S. Flag Day (1894) is in reference to the adopting of the Stars and Stripes by the Continental Congress on June 14, 1777.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR FLAG

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verbapproach for conversation or solicitation
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