Purple Heart

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n purple heart a long-acting barbiturate used as a sedative
    • n Purple Heart a United States military decoration awarded to any member of the armed forces who is wounded in action
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Usage

In literature:

The fire bed glowed red and purple as before, except for a dark spot in its heart.
"Fanny Herself" by Edna Ferber
The heart was seized, the blood diseased, the purples appeared; in four days all was over.
"The Memoirs of Louis XIV., His Court and The Regency, Complete" by Duc de Saint-Simon
And they believe that the pink and purple which colored them came from the heart of Adonis.
"Classic Myths" by Mary Catherine Judd
Wind Creatures are growing-up boys and girls with fairy-hearts and strong, never-tiring purple wings, remember.
"The Little House in the Fairy Wood" by Ethel Cook Eliot
But the throbbing of his heart continued: the veins in his temples still stood out, like purple whip-cords.
"The Genius" by Margaret Horton Potter
The Violet of purple colour came, Dyed in the blood she made my heart to shed.
"A History of English Literature" by George Saintsbury
Many have commanded armies and sat upon the purple thrones of the world with tear-stained cheeks and the unhappiest of hearts.
"Oklahoma Sunshine" by Freeman E. (Freeman Edwin) Miller
See that noble purple-heart before thee!
"Wanderings in South America" by Charles Waterton
It was heart shaped, elfin; her purple hair was a riot of curls, and her eyes were amethyst and gold.
"She Knew He Was Coming" by Kris Neville
This, Cicero, is thy heart; I hear it beating through each purple line.
"The Poetical Works of Sir Edward Bulwer Lytton, Bart. M.P." by Edward Bulwer Lytton
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In poetry:

And aye the purple hues decay'd
Upon the fading hill,
And but one heart in all that ship
Was tranquil, cold, and still.
"The Heart Of The Bruce" by William Edmondstoune Aytoun
In the meanings of the sunrise,
In the heart of summer rain,
In the soul of purple hazes,
We will not say good by again.
"Good-By" by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward
I. Flutt'ring spread thy purple Pinions,
Gentle Cupid, o'er my Heart;
I a Slave in thy Dominions;
Nature must give Way to Art.
"Song," by Alexander Pope
"Build the Spartan virtue high
From the Helot's wine-dead soul;
Scorn the wild, hot flames that fly
From the purple-hearted bowl!
"The Helot" by Isabella Valancy Crawford
The heavens that once, in purple and flame,
Spake to two hearts as one,
In after years may speak the same
To one sad heart alone.
"One Day And Another: A Lyrical Eclogue – Part V" by Madison Julius Cawein
A splash of blood fell everywhere I look'd,
Turning my tears to the same purple hue,
While in me rose dread fears my heart rebuked,
As all his vanish'd life rose up to view.
"The First Break" by Alexander Anderson

In news:

A World War I soldier's story turns into a family quest for the Purple Heart .
The bridge formerly known as "Blake's Hardware Bridge" in Brookville is now the Jefferson County Purple Heart Memorial Bridge.
Purple Heart awarded to Kansas man 60 years later.
It has been 60 years but Milton Sittingdown of Ellinwood, Kansas has finally received his Purple Heart .
Adel soldier earns third Purple Heart .
Posts Tagged ' purple heart .
Truck hit by IED in Afghanistan Special to DCN Army Sgt Aaron Becker of Adel received his third Purple Heart recently while serving in Afghanistan.
During the game, the Stars and Stand and Salute American Heroes will honor a Purple Heart Recipient.
Sen Patty Murray presented a Purple Heart medal Tuesday to a Vietnam War veteran in a ceremony in Seattle.
James Dwaine Fryman (left) and Ford Elmer Briggs (right) received their Purple Heart medals this week from Third District Rep Justin Amash (center).
43 years later, a Vietnam veteran gets his Purple Heart .
A 19-year-old National Guardsman in St Landry Parish is honored with the Purple Heart .
Markus Trouerbach receives a Purple Heart from Rocher Machut, commanding General of the Fourth Marine Logistics Group, during a ceremony Friday at Grissom Air Reserve Base.
Marine captain receives Purple Heart .
WASHINGTON – A mental health advocacy group is calling on the Defense Department to award Purple Heart s for post-traumatic stress disorder.
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