• I'll give you my beautiful little Purple Shoes
    I'll give you my beautiful little Purple Shoes
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n purpleness a purple color or pigment
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  • (Frank) Gelett Burgess
    (Frank) Gelett Burgess
    “Ah, yes, I wrote the Purple Cow -- I'm sorry, now, I wrote it! But I can tell you, anyhow, I'll kill you if you quote it.”
  • Rudyard Kipling
    “He wrapped himself in quotations -- as a beggar would enfold himself in the purple of Emperors.”


Born to the purple - Someone who is born to the purple is born in a royal or aristocratic family. ("Born in the purple" is also used.)
Purple patch - A purple patch is a period of time when someone or something is successful and doing well.


In literature:

Timothy Purple was the worst teacher that ever came to Perseverance.
"Little Grandmother" by Sophie May
Travel to Europe and marry some purple prince.
"Eve to the Rescue" by Ethel Hueston
His women have eyes which are purple pools, their hair is bitten by combs, their lips are scarlet threads.
"The Merry-Go-Round" by Carl Van Vechten
Then the things' stampede carried them hurtling on through one of the gold-flecked side walls out into the swirling purple mists.
"Zehru of Xollar" by Hal K. Wells
The Queen sat motionless in her purple velvet.
"The Fifth Queen Crowned" by Ford Madox Ford
Just at that moment a cock crew from far below in the purple depth of the city.
"Border Ghost Stories" by Howard Pease
The gray cloud-tide, now a purple sea, was rifted by billows of flame.
"Winning the Wilderness" by Margaret Hill McCarter
Quentin lifted a corner of the purple curtain and looked out.
"The Magic World" by Edith Nesbit
Again his dark locks flowed gently over his shoulders, and the purple robe rustled softly in the breeze.
"Museum of Antiquity" by L. W. Yaggy
Among the mineral species that furnish purple stones, (1) quartz is pre-eminent in the fineness of the purple color.
"A Text-Book of Precious Stones for Jewelers and the Gem-Loving Public" by Frank Bertram Wade
The elderly gentleman turned purple with indignation, and would at once complain to the authorities.
"Somehow Good" by William de Morgan
Just watch that purple frock when it comes to the eating.
"The Wide, Wide World" by Susan Warner
IV., 4); (2) a deep purple with purple wings (Pl.
"Mendelism" by Reginald Crundall Punnett
When the lightning is livid, he appears red; when it is purple, he looks wan.
"Toilers of the Sea" by Victor Hugo
Why do I not make a figure, distinguished with gold and purple?
"Roman Women" by Alfred Brittain
Diadem, purple, and silk.
"A Struggle for Rome, v. 3" by Felix Dahn
The selling of purple was a very remunerative business.
"Women of Early Christianity" by Alfred Brittain
The supports are of silver, the bottom of gold, the covering of purple.
"Historia Amoris: A History of Love, Ancient and Modern" by Edgar Saltus
Excel a line, a line is in end purple blue, yes guess show packets and it it it.
"Geography and Plays" by Gertrude Stein
The purpled fury his face expressed sickened to a mottled gray.
"The Argus Pheasant" by John Charles Beecham

In poetry:

Thou hadst thy triumphs then
Purpling the street,
Leaders and sceptred men
Bow'd at thy feet.
"Roman Girl's Song" by Felicia Dorothea Hemans
But when day is breaking
In the purple east
I would meet you waking—
One of you at least—
"Quiet Dead!" by George MacDonald
And there October passes
In gorgeous livery, -
In purple ash, and crimson oak,
And golden tulip tree.
"The Deserted Pasture" by Bliss William Carman
By the holy purple sunset,
And by God's own golden sun,
I sit alone—and wonder
For the little I have done.
"To My Mother" by Edwin Arnold
Beyond the purple bay
The drowsy winds awaken to delay.
Spring, a world-spirit, dips
In pure turquoise her lips,
And blows the bubble of a cloudless day.
"Careless" by George Sterling
O, what is joy? In vain we grasp
Her purple wings;
Unwon, unwooed, she flits to dwell
With humble things;
She shares my sightless singer's cage,
And so--he sings.
"A Blind Singer" by Susan Coolidge

In news:

'Be cool or be cast out ': Rock Hall noms Rush, Heart and Deep Purple.
I really liked her dark purple.
A CityScape Wrapped in Purple.
During The Color Purple reunion, Oprah and Whoopi Goldberg spoke publicly about their rumored feud for the first time.
ArtisTree & Purple Crayon .
A 'HAROLD AND THE PURPLE CRAYON ' WANDER (artists and writers' walk).
'Harold and the Purple Crayon ' is child's dance wander-land.
Like a sly wolf in purple sheep's clothing, the eggplant is not what it purports to be.
They have pretty purple plumes and I added some ivy & really like the way they turned out.
In Newport on July 9th, purple collar, very friendly.
With his usual Kris Jenner-ish shag cut nowhere in sight, the 54-year-old purple wonder made a rare TV appearance on "The View" today to debut his brand new pimped out retro 'do.
Music of My Soul (purple silks, closest to rail) scores a half-length victory in the $65,000 Gottstein Futurity for 2-year-olds on closing day at Emerald Downs.
Shouldn't there be a Purple Heart for critics.
"Big Lee" has turned his home into a purple and gold paradise.
CTA officials said service has resumed on the Yellow and Purple lines.

In science:

Figure 11: Diagram of the Viola and Jones Cascade of Weak Classifiers method, with tests shown as purple boxes.
Evaluation of Three Vision Based Object Perception Methods for a Mobile Robot
Same negThe purple dashed line corresponds to |Φ+ ativities, for N = 10, but with a deviation ǫ = 0.05 from exact dephasing.
Robust macroscopic quantum correlations without complex encodings
Region III (unshaded) gives the set of (S, P ) values that can be attained by a deterministic G = 1 model (purple line).
The effects of reduced "free will" on Bell-based randomness expansion
The colour indicates the value of the σ order parameter: purple regions correspond to σ = 0, i.e. no synchronization, see also the attached legend. (a) The phase space of model 1.
Complex phase space of a simple synchronization model
The resultant frequency noise spectra at the detector input for these noise sources are shown as the purple (dark) and magenta (shot) traces in Figure 7.
Multi-color Cavity Metrology
The residuals are plotted at the base of the figure, offset from unity. T he purple line through the data shows the best-fitting model without numeri cal integration, and through the residuals shows the difference between this model with and without numerical integration.
Homogeneous studies of transiting extrasolar planets. V. New results for 38 planets
In this case the purple lines are barely visible behind the other lines.
Homogeneous studies of transiting extrasolar planets. V. New results for 38 planets
The outputs of the 4 discriminators are fed to 4 separate hit processing units (in purple in figure 6) that provide time-stamping and compute the ToT.
Prototype ATLAS IBL Modules using the FE-I4A Front-End Readout Chip
The initial state of the dwarf, before any isolated evolution or mass removal, is included as the dotted (purple) line.
Effects of baryon removal on the structure of dwarf spheroidal galaxies
We will highlight here the dark purple sequence, which best reproduces the data.
Giant Ly-alpha nebulae in the high redshift (z>2) Universe
This region of the parameter space is outlined by the purple line in Figure 1.
Probes and Tests of Strong-Field Gravity with Observations in the Electromagnetic Spectrum
The purple curve is the theoretical cross section.
Summary of the Electroweak and Beyond the Standard Model Working Group
The purple dashed line in the variance plot corresponds to 22α , i.e. the variance of the photon number difference of two coherent states of amplitude α. The data demonstrate that Bob’s (macroscopic) state depends on Alice’s (microscopic) measurement.
Observation of micro-macro entanglement of light
Example 5: Consider a rectangular grid of particle pairs, each pair consisting of a yellow particle and a purple particle.
Physical limits of inference
Assume there are at least two i values, and at least one purple spin is up and at least one is down.
Physical limits of inference