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Ostentation, 1) external show, display: “maintain a mourning o.” Ado IV, 1, 207. “all o. of sorrow,” H4B II, 2, 54. “make good this o., and you shall divide in all with us,” Cor. I, 6, 86. “no noble rite nor formal o.” Hml. IV, 5, 215 (cf. ostent in H5 V Chor. 21). “prevented the o. of our love,” Ant. III, 6, 52.
2) open show, exhibition: “frighting her villages with war and o. of despised arms,” R2 II, 3, 95.
3) spectacle: “present the princess with some delightful o., or show, or pageant, or antique, or firework,” LLL V, 1, 118 (Armado's speech).
4) ambitious display, boastful vanity: “these summer-flies have blown me full of maggot o.” LLL V, 2, 409.
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