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(special) snowflake

A derisive term for a person (often a young person) who acts or is judged to act entitled to special treatment or opportunities. Generations of students before you have read this book with no gripes about its content, and you will too—you're not special snowflakes.
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snowflakes

verb
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References in classic literature ?
D'Artagnan found him watching the snowflake fluttering of the last scraps in space.
She thought the snowflakes falling on her face were her mother kissing her good-night.
The night was wintry; the north wind drove the snowflakes so sharply against the blinds that the old couple fancied that they heard a gentle rustling.
He looked at the snowflakes fluttering above the fire and remembered a Russian winter at his warm, bright home, his fluffy fur coat, his quickly gliding sleigh, his healthy body, and all the affection and care of his family.
They played tag and soldiers, danced and sang, and when it began to grow dark they all piled onto the sofa about the Professor, while he told charming fairy stories of the storks on the chimney tops, and the little `koblods', who ride the snowflakes as they fall.
The original timepiece (dubbed the Snowflake SBGA011) that debuted in 2010 was noteworthy for its brass dial resembling freshly driven snow--inspired by the alpine environment surrounding Grand Seiko's Shiojiri manufacturing center in the Nagano Prefecture.
Figure 3 shows an example of how a student employed additional commands to the script to make the snowflake multi-coloured.
Then she carefully took off the snowflake to unveil the cocoa snowflake
Christmas came to life in Liverpool with a celebration of all things festive, In Williamson Square, Jack Frost launched the Snowflake Trail with Britain's biggest illuminated snowflake, along with a 2.
2 Take eight felt holly toppers and arrange them in a circle in the middle of the snowflake paper.
The result: the Snowflake Elastic Data Warehouse, a new SQL data warehouse built from the ground up for the cloud to deliver the power of data warehousing, the flexibility of big data platforms and the elasticity of the cloud--at 90% less than on-premises data warehouses.
Center the snowflake and trim D to 18" x 18" to complete the block.
uk, the T-shirt, given the popular title You Had One Job, has an image of the snowflake feature from the opening ceremony, complete with the malfunctioning snowflake still closed, shown in white against a blue background.
Here are some of the snowflake designs Connie makes: angels; bells; birds on budding branches; buffalo; butterflies; cats; Christmas scenes; doves; dragons; flightless birds, such as emu, kiwi, and ostrich; flowers, such as irises, daylilies, and tulips; gargoyles; gymnasts; hearts; horses; kickboxers; Madonna and Child; martial artists; nativity scenes; pets; reindeer; shepherds; swans; teddy bears; unicorns; various sporting activities; and more.
The snowflake fares no better upon return to the indoors, but after it has melted you can then scrutinise the imprint of the crystals perfectly preserved in the layer of hairspray.