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flourish like a green bay tree

To thrive; to grow very successfully. The green bay tree is known to grow several new branches every year. Wow, you have just been flourishing like a green bay tree ever since you changed majors.
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flourish of trumpets

A musical fanfare. And when I enter, I want to be accompanied by a flourish of trumpets, OK?
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A keen gardener has boasted he too owns an oddly-coloured dahlia after reading in the Evening Gazette about the unusual looking flower that flourished in Derek Lofthouse's garden.
Missions programs expanded and the link with the HMB flourished. Four appendices supplement Hunke's work by giving the reader chronological and alphabetical listings of organizational dates for churches, associations, and missionary work.
Instead, from his evidence it appears that occult practitioners flourished even in the cities that should have theoretically made their survival difficult.
THE SO-CALLED VIENNA CIRCLE, which flourished in the years before the Second World War, was an informal association of philosophers and scientists dedicated to the overthrow and eradication of metaphysics, regarded by them as nonsense, portentously disguised.
Of Bristol they write that 'as a pineapple can be persuaded to bear fruit in a hot-bed of manure, so the Rococo flourished unexpectedly in that unlikely city'.
In the Ica area, a wide variety of plants and fruits flourished. When the Spanish conquerors arrived in the area in the 16th century, they discovered ideal conditions for planting the vines they had brought from the Canary Islands.
But elephants have flourished in some countries and game protection officials have argued that they now have more animals than their land can sustain.
Those Democrats who have flourished thanks to the support soccer moms have shown them on education issues have to be worried about recent signs that Republicans have figured out how to turn the education issue in their favor.
The viewpoint flourished in the Enlightenment Period, provided centralized models for organizations, and fit well with mass production.
Napoleon suppressed the publication in 1811; it flourished briefly after his fall in 1815, but it ceased publication in the early 1820s.
In 1992 and 1993, against a background of catastrophic decline in the Russian economy, hundreds of new firms arose and flourished. These were not only speculative operations involved in redistributing property.
Religions have emerged and flourished and died or been absorbed into succeeding religions.
This dedicated troupe, which flourished for a decade, became known for its skillful productions of socially relevant plays, and introduced the work of Clifford Odets, William Saroyan, and Robert Ardrey.