Thus the two great houses of Orsini and Colonna, who had long fought for predominance in Rome and often flouted the pope's authority, were subjugated, and a great step achieved towards consolidating the Borgia's power.
Flouted the claims of William III.
But Richard wds tactless; he openly flouted his two uncles, John of Gaunt and Thomas of Woodstock, and took no pains to conciliate either the baronage or the commons.
In a speech at Stirling on the 23rd of November, Sir Henry appeared to him to have deliberately flouted his well-known susceptibilities by once more writing Home Rule in large letters on the party programme, and he declared at Bodmin that he would "never serve under that banner."
Erasmus never flouted at religion nor even at theology as such, but only at blind and intemperate theologians.
The name of "Tariff Commission," given to this voluntary and unofficial body, was a good deal criticized, but though flouted by the political free-traders it set to work in earnest, and accumulated a mass of evidence as to the real facts of trade, which promised to be invaluable to economic inquirers.
The Zealots' zeal for the Law and the Temple was flouted by their pro-Roman king.
He flouted life and all philosophies but the Cynic in light compositions, partly in prose and partly in verse.
Ignored and flouted by the kings ministers, who had sent him into a kind of honorable banishment as lord-lieutenant of Ireland, and had forbidden him to re-enter the realm.