Purple-hued

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Purple-hued (Shak.) having a purple hue
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. porpre (Fr. pourpre)—L. purpura—Gr. porphyra, the purple-fish.

Usage

In literature:

A film athwart the pathway quivers many-hued against purple shade fragrant with warm pines, deep moss-beds, feathery ferns.
"The Ordeal of Richard Feverel, Complete" by George Meredith
In England, where most flowers are deeper hued than with us, the heal-all is rich purple.
"Wild Flowers Worth Knowing" by Neltje Blanchan
I love thee and thy sweet perfume, Thy purple-hued array.
"The California Birthday Book" by Various
They are composed of rich-hued silks of purple, ruby and amber.
"Mary at the Farm and Book of Recipes Compiled during Her Visit among the "Pennsylvania Germans"" by Edith M. Thomas
Wave after wave, purple-hued, velvet-soft, it passed into mist beneath the skies.
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
A film athwart the pathway quivers many-hued against purple shade fragrant with warm pines, deep moss-beds, feathery ferns.
"The Ordeal of Richard Feverel" by George Meredith
The five players wore new, bright-hued purple sport shirts.
"Dan Carter and the Cub Honor" by Mildred A. Wirt
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In poetry:

Thou shouldst have known, in amarathine isles,
The sunsets hued like fire of frankincense,
And noontides fraught with far-borne redolence,
The mingled spicery of purple miles.
"Exotique" by Clark Ashton Smith
THE glory has passed from the goldenrod's plume,
The purple-hued asters still linger in bloom
The birch is bright yellow, the sumachs are red,
The maples like torches aflame overhead.
"At The Turn Of The Road" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
And see how the purple-hued hills and the valleys
Are dark with bent necks and with arms all unnerved;
And black, yelling hounds bay the soul into madness—
The Huntsman of Hell drives the pack that has swerved!
"Pro Patria: America, 1861" by Adah Isaacs Menken

In news:

K-State fan brings purple- hued sex appeal to sports betting world.
K-State fan brings purple-hued sex appeal to sports betting world.
A purple and white-flowered plant whose yellow-hued stigmas are used as an exotic, expensive spice.
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