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Everything that would bring me joy always felt impractical, or too ostentatious at a time when thousands were suffering and dying, or too much effort for what would ultimately be a fleeting experience.
I hereby apologize to Cecilia, who is a real person, and an actual puppeteer, and who does not obnoxiously observe her birthday in an ostentatious display of self-celebration the way most of the rest of you do.
And Jack come home from a long cruise, with prize-money in his pockets, was as ostentatious as any nouveau riche.
Kari averted his gaze because elephants are always irritated by the ostentatious bustle of a rhinoceros.
KARI THE ELEPHANTDHAN GOPAL MUKERJI
Then Griffith observed how delicate and prudent his lovely wife was, without ostentatious prudery; and his heart was at peace.
These dinners, formal as they were, are to be distinguished carefully from the extravagant banquets of the ostentatious rich.
THE PRIVATE LIFE OF THE ROMANSHAROLD WHETSTONE JOHNSTON
Yet there was nothing ostentatious, or which seemed inconsistent with the degree of an opulent burgher.
THE FORTUNES OF NIGELSIR WALTER SCOTT
Lottie appeared with a crimson face, bearing a little ostentatious silver plate with a card.
THE BUTTERFLY HOUSEMARY E. WILKINS FREEMAN
Judging others by himself, Louis placed no faith in this assertion, which he called an ostentatious affectation of generosity.
FILE NO. 113EMILE GABORIAU
He was doubtless ostentatious, but his hospitality was free, and his person was as accessible as a primitive bishop.

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