• WordNet 3.6
    • adj purple-blue of blue tinged with purple
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In literature:

Another has a purple breast with black wings, and tail and every other part of a light and glossy blue.
"The Western World" by W.H.G. Kingston
And for thirty years his sitters were attired in red, or green, or blue, or purple.
"A History of Art for Beginners and Students: Painting, Sculpture, Architecture" by Clara Erskine Clement
Lilly undertook one of purple merino, and I took a dark blue one.
"A Confederate Girl's Diary" by Sarah Margan Dawson
The Greeks loved color, and their embroideries were in gold and blue and Tyrian purple.
"Color Value" by C. R. Clifford
The light went blue and green and purple before him.
"The Uncalled" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
They are wonderful purple and blue, and very poisonous to touch, as so many beautiful things of the sea are.
"A Tramp's Notebook" by Morley Roberts
There are many shrubs whose berries are blue, and purple, and black.
"Amateur Gardencraft" by Eben E. Rexford
They wore bright dresses, blue and yellow and purple, and to Pelleas the forest seemed all aglow.
"Stories of King Arthur's Knights" by Mary MacGregor
Beyond the woods the wheat fields were golden, the final growth of the summer gardens a riot of purple and rose and blue.
"The Girl Scouts in Beechwood Forest" by Margaret Vandercook
And my blue eyes would clash with a purple husband, too.
"Eve to the Rescue" by Ethel Hueston
Look, Lady Myrtle, it is blue and purple and even green.
"Robin Redbreast" by Mary Louisa Molesworth
When it is the fault of a face to contain too much red and blue, then purple is used.
"Sketches of the Fair Sex, in All Parts of the World" by Anonymous
They were a brilliant greenish purple shot with pale blue.
"The Blue Germ" by Martin Swayne
How lovely it all looked, blue and white and pink and purple!
"The Camerons of Highboro" by Beth B. Gilchrist
They were of deep orange, or an equally deep blue, or, perhaps, of mingled white and purple.
"Gold" by Stewart White
Dark purple over blue are usual colour combinations.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 2" by Various
Finally, by mixing blue and red lights, in varying proportions, we get violet, purple and purplish red.
"Psychology" by Robert S. Woodworth
His trees cast a shade, his streams murmur, his heath is purple, his harvests are yellow, and his skies blue.
"The Works of Alexander Pope, Volume 1" by Alexander Pope
The purple and blue jockey holds the lead and he's going some.
"Seeds of Pine" by Janey Canuck
In color living sponges may be red, purple, orange, gray, and sometimes blue.
"Elementary Zoology, Second Edition" by Vernon L. Kellogg

In poetry:

A blue haze veiled the hills’ huge shapes
A misty lustre—
Like rime upon the purple grapes,
When ripe they cluster:
"The River Maiden" by Victor James Daley
Yon range of peaks, a ragged saw,
Far bites the suffering blue:
Be purples, Lyre, to melt the awe;
Be slants of sifted dew.
"The Lyre" by Thomas Aird
Alone, I wait, till her twilight gate
The Night slips quietly through,
With shadow and gloom, and purple bloom,
Flung over the Zenith blue.
"Reverie: Zahir-u-Din" by Laurence Hope
The purple sky has blanched to blue
With freaks and streaks of rose and fawn,
While on the rolling meads of sea
Gleam the gold footsteps of the Dawn.
"Dawn, The Harvester" by Clinton Scollard
The plants revive, new leaves appear,
The thick'ning clusters load the year;
The season swiftly purple grew,
The grapes hung dangling deep with blue.
"Bacchus: Or, The Vines Of Lesbos" by Thomas Parnell
The Isle of Imbros, set in turquoise blue,
Lies to the westward; on the eastern side
The purple hills of Asia fade from view,
And rolling battleships at anchor ride.
"From ‘W’ Beach" by Geoffrey Dearmer

In news:

If the kids in some of these photos appear "color-coded" in their blue, green, red and purple T-shirts, it's because, in one sense, they are - to identify them as belonging to four different kindergarten classrooms.
'The Color Purple' will not leave you feeling blue at Toby's.
In the K/Now: Politics Today: Red, Purple & Blue.
A wooden menorah freshly painted in blue, purple and red sat drying on a table in a back room at Home Depot .
The Purple is the 1.75 and the shades of blue are the 1.25-1.50.
Changing economics and demographics have created patches of blue and a purple hue where the outcomes of statewide elections are determined.
Just when you thought Katy was feeling "the blues" with her 'do over the last few weeks, she went and switched things up — to purple.
They're all made from lanterns in shades of green, blue, red, orange, yellow and purple.
Nate Diaz's right eye was purple, blue and black, thanks to Henderson's painful fists and elbows.
Pink, purple and blue free hand design embellished with white feathers.
One robot shoots orange and red portals , the other blue and purple.
Or soften orange with a contrast with blue or purple.
The unit includes an on/off pedal and is available in purple or cool blue.
Purple, blue, green, yellow, orange, and red paste food coloring.
Introduce red, gold, blue, and purple to your potato patch.

In science:

Experimental data is plotted with blue bars and its corresponding theoretical expectation with purple lines. (c) The Gaussian error function is used to transform Xm into a uniform distribution of P (Ym ).
Real time demonstration of high bitrate quantum random number generation with coherent laser light
Purple and blue indices correspond to magnetic reflections of (ππ0) and (πππ ) orders, respectively.
Random Fan-Out State Induced by Site-Random Interlayer Couplings
The negativity of transversal GHZ states for the case ǫ = 0 (blue circles) is always on top, while the one of bare GHZ states for ǫ = 0 (purple dashed) is almost identical to that of bare GHZ states for ǫ = 0.05.
Robust macroscopic quantum correlations without complex encodings
The blue shadowed section refer to n = 0, while the red one to n = +1. (e) Contributions from slits 3, 4 and 5 [see panel (d)] to the different diffraction orders along time. (f ) Set of quantum tra jectories around the separatrix tra jectory at t = 10 (purple thicker line).
Determining final probabilities directly from the initial state
Of course, if we compute P taking into account the purple line all the way (until t = 20), all those tra jectories between it and the boundary of the probability tube [blue thicker line in Fig. 2(f )] will not be taken into account and, therefore, the value of P will be slightly lower than the asymptotic value Pn (∞).
Determining final probabilities directly from the initial state
In Fig. 1, we observe a strong quality degradation of the video without protection (blue line compared to purple line) while Erasure Coding recovers all losses within one way End-to-End delay constraint of 150 ms (red and green lines are identical).
Erasure Coding and Congestion Control for Interactive Real-Time Communication
This is clearly seen in Fig. 9, where the scattering rates increase with planet mass between the purple blue crosses and yellow crosses.
Scattering of small bodies by planets: a potential origin for exozodiacal dust ?
The blue thin, purple medium, and red thick lines show the linear least squares fits to the simulations with cores.
On the Survivability and Metamorphism of Tidally Disrupted Giant Planets: the Role of Dense Cores
Initially N qubits are distributed into boxes H (blue) and B(purple).
Black Hole Complementarity and the Harlow-Hayden Conjecture
To obtain (c), recolour a blue spin on the bottom edge cyan and all its non-purple neighbours also.
SLE in the three-state Potts model - a numerical study
Recolour purple all the remaining red, blue and green spins.
SLE in the three-state Potts model - a numerical study
Lastly, recolour all remaining red, blue and green spins purple.
SLE in the three-state Potts model - a numerical study
The short-dashed blue line coincides with the dotted purple line.
The Kolmogorov-Smirnov test and its use for the identification of fireball fragmentation
The blue line represents the Λ = 0.1 case, the purple line, Λ = 0.05, and the red line, Λ = 0.01.
Resistive double-diffusive instability in the dead-zones of protostellar disks
We show the distribution of the 23 LP clusters from each (re-sampled) simulation by the red (purple) dashed line, and the distribution of ˜R23 for 23 randomly selected re-sampled clusters from each simulation by the blue dashed-dotted line.
A critical analysis of high-redshift, massive galaxy clusters: I