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gaudy

Brit a celebratory festival or feast held at some schools and colleges
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Mine is the most recent addition to the line and arguably the gaudiest; chrome gold or golden chrome, whichever you feel is best).
Women wear the gaudiest of clothes at all times, and men appear like decked-up dolls in a what seems like a role reversal.
For those of you who may not have yet visited this magnificent museum, its sublime architecture is designed by the renowned Chinese-American architect IM Pei and its site is the singular grace of a landscape otherwise flooded with the rambunctious debris of the gaudiest specimen of architecture from around the world thrown at Doha.
[Mildred] still paints her face, and wears the gaudiest colors.
"Goolrick isn't up to the task of casting New York as the Unreal City inhabited by temporary patricians cast in the gaudiest spree of modern times; his tough guy kitsch and awful prose belong to another era of closeted sensibilities, the kind of manner redolent in memoirs written by Reagan administration officials....
Here, he can mount his gaudiest sports memorabilia, put up his geekiest posters on the walls, or even hoard his eclectic collections with no regard to the overall design of the house.
First I attended a golf tournament for Gary Speed's Foundation at the Ramside Hall course near Durham City with my mate Glenn McCrory where I got into earnest conversation with the likes of Steve Howey, Freddy Shepherd, Alan Shoulder, Mick Martin, Wes Saunders, Stewart Hall, Billy Hardy and John MacPhail, the old Sunderland central defender who wore the gaudiest pair of tartan trousers I've ever seen without the protection of sun glasses.
"Land of the world's biggest shopping malls, tallest hotels, gaudiest shop windows, but also of inaccessible villages, deserted farmlands and cities ringed by shanty towns."
I could also see that the intransigence and ignorance of the white world might make that vengeance inevitable--a vengeance that does not really depend on, and cannot really be executed by, any person or organization, and that cannot be prevented by any police force or army: historical vengeance, a cosmic vengeance, based on the law that we recognize when we say, "Whatever goes up must come down." And here we are, at the center of the arc, trapped in the gaudiest, most valuable, and most improbable water wheel the world has ever seen.
LAS VEGAS -- Microsoft may have relinquished its starring role in America's gaudiest gadget show a year too early.
America was going on the greatest, gaudiest spree in history, he wrote, "and there was going to be plenty to tell about it." The Great Gatsby becomes testimony to that acute socio-literary recognition.
OLIGARCHS' gently bobbing yachts share the few miles of sea to Albania with the gaudiest of cruise ships and the finest restaurants have paper tablecloths.