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Verb1.ostentate - display proudly; act ostentatiously or pretentiously; "he showed off his new sports car"
display, exhibit, expose - to show, make visible or apparent; "The Metropolitan Museum is exhibiting Goya's works this month"; "Why don't you show your nice legs and wear shorter skirts?"; "National leaders will have to display the highest skills of statesmanship"
flex - exhibit the strength of; "The victorious army flexes its invincibility"
splurge - be showy or ostentatious
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E stato cosi per vittorini, per Pasolini e per Sciascia, intellettuali contro, che il sistema non e riuscito a fagocitare, assoldare, arruolare, ostentare.
ed ha bisogno di forzare il tono, di esagerare leggermente, di ostentare i sentimenti di ricercatezza, che debbono, secondo lui, farlo pienamente accogliere in questo mondo che e gia e non e ancora il suo.
montis Apulia notos / ostentare," 77-78), geographic peculiarities of villages and towns ("venit vilissima rerum / hic aqua, sed panis longe pulcherrimus" 88-89), a description of ill-equipped inns ("hospitio modico," 2; "villula tectum / praebuit," 45-46, "lachrimoso non sine fumo," 80) infested by bothersome insects and cacophonous frogs ("mali culices ranaeque palustres," 14), fights among drunk country bumpkins (11-13), and even the description of a local fatuous ("insanus") dandy whom Horace is happy to leave behind (34-36).