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gaudy

Brit a celebratory festival or feast held at some schools and colleges
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There is, of course, a good reason for this gross gaudiness.
In Thailand, however, I noticed the many temples, the beauty of some, the seeming gaudiness of others, the blatant disrepair of many, whereas in the United States I drive by churches without thinking about them.
Your crepe paper gaudiness and your cheap spangles are dear to me.
Veronese is at his best when at his sketchiest, as he is here and in his small Agony in the Garden in the Pinacoteca di Brera and his Resurrection in the Dresden Gemaldegalerie; bare of late-Venetian gaudiness.
That more adventure, guts, even gaudiness will in the future accompany our young poets' commendable respect for technique, is, however, a legitimate wish.
In America after the twenties, the rich held their edge over the Bovarys not by the gaudiness of their wealth but by their elite tastes - knowing the right vintages or the right vacation spots, which meant shunning Cancun once the Smiths from Des Moines could afford it.
Rather than focusing on the OTT gaudiness apparently applied to various celebrations, ceremonies and milestones, this film puts the spotlight on a far darker area of traveller life, the world of bare-knuckle fighting.
Described as a direct and clever winger, he is attributed as having great thought and precision in his style, which one contemporary described as being "a complete art without tinsel or gaudiness.
Cold, 2007, a black glass skeleton prostrated on a mirrored platform and surrounded by oversize insects, flounders, its sheer gaudiness draining it of the embroidered works' gravitas.
As such, the jewel-encrusted sword Excalibur, sinister in its gaudiness, is a particularly apt emblem, and Tennyson's association of violence and sensual overindulgence can be gleaned from this famously overripe passage from "Lucretius":