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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FLOUTING

You were all for flouting him a while ago,' said Eleanor, puzzled.

These may be called the cringing canvass and the flouting canvass.

It was an echo of her flouting laugh, yet there was a little catch in the middle of it.

Let us pray Heaven, rather, that there be no flouting on either side!

Besides it is a jeering and flouting vice, and apt to put jests on the reprover.

He had repaid her flouting of him by tireless devotion and a measureless service!

Upon which the man arose, laughing and flouting, and went to his room.

They attacked his pretension with flouting and battered his pomposity with ridicule.

It was not merely the exciting effect of the feeling that she was flouting the law.

They are the result of the ugly American habit of flouting inferiors.

WORD ORIGIN

1550s, perhaps a special use of Middle English flowten "to play the flute" (cf. Middle Dutch fluyten "to play the flute," also "to jeer"). Related: Flouted; flouting.

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