show-off

Definitions

  • Off to the Horse Show
    Off to the Horse Show
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n show-off someone who deliberately behaves in such a way as to attract attention
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Quotations

  • William Hazlitt
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    “A grave blockhead should always go about with a lively one -- they show one another off to the best advantage.”

Usage

In literature:

What amused her was to see how the young cock birds showed off to the little hens.
"Dot and the Kangaroo" by Ethel C. Pedley
I should like to go to the opera like this, with you, to show you off.
"Bel Ami" by Henri Rene Guy de Maupassant
However, his movements showed that the effect of the drug was wearing off.
"Tom Swift in the Caves of Ice" by Victor Appleton
You must keep your eye on the Vintry Mill, and fire off a letter to me if the fellow shows any disposition to bolt.
"The Trial" by Charlotte M. Yonge
He'd rather have me show off Sanch than ride, till I'm older.
"Under the Lilacs" by Louisa May Alcott
The weather was charming, her dress irresistible, and she intended showing herself off.
"The Widow Lerouge" by Emile Gaboriau
And all you said in her presence to show off?
"Pierre and Jean" by Guy de Maupassant
Doubtless to show off the powers of the aeronef to the members of the Weldon Institute.
"Rubur the Conqueror" by Jules Verne
To have a fine edifice and not show it off was as if one only possessed a kennel.
"The Memoirs of Madame de Montespan, Complete" by Madame La Marquise De Montespan
The latter, taking off his hat, showed a French but savage countenance.
"Cinq Mars, Complete" by Alfred de Vigny
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In poetry:

They take the heart at early dawn
Way off to Paradise,
And show it to the blood-bought throne,
Around the living Christ.
"Heart Thieves. I John, 3:18" by Frank Barbour Coffin
I write with tender, feeling heart,
Then kindly read what I impart;
'Tis freely penned, devoid of art,
In homely style,
'Tis meant to ward off Satan's dart,
And show his guile.
"Epistle To The Labouring Poor" by Patrick Branwell Bronte
This we learned from famous men,
Knowing not its uses,
When they showed, in daily work—
Man must finish off his work—
Right or wrong, his daily work—
And without excuses.
"A School Song" by Rudyard Kipling
When you was corralin' the hosses some mornin'
He'd show up in the gateway without any warnin'.
He would leave a gate open fer jest a short while,
Then furgit it and ride off fer several mile.
"He Didn't Belong" by Bruce Kiskaddon
Out wit' de quickes' horse den, Ste. Genevieve has got,
An' if ever you show your paces, now is de tam to trot--
Johnnie Dufresne is drivin', w'at! never hear tell of heem,
Off on de Yankee circus, an' han'le a ten-horse team?
"Doctor Hilaire" by William Henry Drummond
Beautiful sun, to whom dust owes great admiration yet,
Not for the moon, therefore, and not for the stars, and not
Because night shows off with comets, trying to fool me,
But for your sake, and endlessly soon, and for you above all
"To The Sun" by Ingeborg Bachmann

In news:

Brooke Hogan Knows Best when it comes to showing off her assets, adding a little bit of bling to her banging bikini bod.
CC Sabathia shows off his customized PlayStation 3.
Former supermodel Stephanie Seymour shows off her gorgeous goods in a white hot bikini.
Art shows off for the fall.
Honorees showed off their plaques during the inaugural SMART Party, held by The Women's Fund of Greater Birmingham.
Philip Glass Shows Off His Influence At ISSUE Project Room.
Michelle Obama shows off moves with kids during rally for First Ladys Let's.
Ogden-Weber Tech students show off talents at Cosmetology Hair and Fashion Show.
Artisans ready to show off their work.
Auto Day Spa owner Terrance Morton shows off his detailing skills last week at QRS Inc in West Knox County.
Top chefs show off their culinary prowess at the Naples Winter Wine Festival and talk taste buds with their peers.
Venditte, showing off half of his skills, during his college days.
Elton John and husband David Furnish proudly showed off their baby son Zachary Jackson Levon at Club 55 in St Tropez, France on Thursday.
Snowy speed demons show off.
McKamey Animal Center showed off some of the renovations they received through a makeover from the reality television show " Designing Spaces" on Friday.
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In science:

Figure 4 shows a trade-off between the approximation error and the communication complexity for α = 4.
Randomized Distributed Configuration Management of Wireless Networks: Multi-layer Markov Random Fields and Near-Optimality
The conditions show a trade-off between the near-optimality and complexity.
Randomized Distributed Configuration Management of Wireless Networks: Multi-layer Markov Random Fields and Near-Optimality
Here we will explicitly show how one can obtain the off diagonals from the expression of the diagonal elements, by considering a simple example.
N-Qubit W States are Determined by their Bipartite Marginals
For the baseline algorithm Reduction, we show only the first three data points, as the rest are off th e chart.
Semantics and Evaluation of Top-k Queries in Probabilistic Databases
However, notice that these results only show that the propagator comes out with the correct fall off behavior while the correct tensorial structure has not been verified yet.
Semiclassical analysis of the Loop Quantum Gravity volume operator: I. Flux Coherent States
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