seeing red

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n seeing red a state of irritation or annoyance
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Idioms

See red - If someone sees red, they become very angry about something.
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Usage

In literature:

For a moment she could see nothing but red and yellow flowers and whitewashed clam-shells.
"Tillie: A Mennonite Maid" by Helen Reimensnyder Martin
See what a red glow the level rays cast over all the heathery knolls out yonder.
"When We Dead Awaken" by Henrik Ibsen
It needed but half an eye to see by the way she turned pale and red when you spoke to her that she loves you.
"In Freedom's Cause" by G. A. Henty
I'm going east an' see Wallace an' from there I've got to meet Red an' ride home with him.
"Bar-20 Days" by Clarence E. Mulford
It was beautiful to see how a light red coloured his pale cheeks.
"Frederick Chopin as a Man and Musician" by Frederick Niecks
You see the representation of the human hand here, as there, upon the walls of the caves: it is generally coloured either red or black.
"Australia Twice Traversed, The Romance of Exploration" by Ernest Giles
And I was running back and intended to stop at the Red Mill to see you.
"Ruth Fielding of the Red Mill" by Alice B. Emerson
By dint of great effort he twisted his head to see a big red ant on his breast.
"The Rainbow Trail" by Zane Grey
Then upstairs, don't you see that red fire-light?
"Henrietta's Wish" by Charlotte M. Yonge
Even now I seem to see all round me countless cruel eyes, and hungry open mouths with their red tongues.
"The Young Carthaginian" by G.A. Henty
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In poetry:

Down at the end of the iron lane
I see the sunset's glare,
And the red bars lie across the sky
Like steps of a wondrous stair.
"Sunset In The City" by Charles Hamilton Musgrove
See you our pastures wide and lone,
Where the red oxen browse?
O there was a City thronged and known,
Ere London boasted a house.
"Puck's Song" by Rudyard Kipling
Then out it spake her Rose the Red,
An a hearty laugh laugh she:
"I wonder what would our step-dame say,
Gin she his sight did see!"
"Rose The Red And White Lily" by Andrew Lang
For now, while on HIS glowing cheek
I see the fire's red radiance fall,
The darkest seat I softly seek,
And gaze on HIM , unseen by all.
"Secret Love" by Amelia Opie
“O hang me up my cloak of red,
That sight or my ending let me see.
Perchance yet may King Siward rue
My hanging on the gallows tree.”
"Hafbur And Signy" by William Morris
And when they came to the greene forrest,
Beneathe a faire holley tree,
There sate that ladye in red scarlette,
That unseemlye was to see.
"The Marriage of Sir Gawaine" by Anonymous British

In news:

But, the sight has some neighbors seeing red.
Amy Whittaker, with the Red Cross says it has been tremendous to see our community step in to help .
Seeing red — literally — over UCLA basketball.
1 cup red lentils (see Tips).
Which player would you rather see in a Red Sox uniform next season.
See pro-red- light -camera comments as suspect.
Manchester United - seeing Reds.
Wanna See Newman 's take on Kenny Chesney's "Boys of Fall" featuring some local Red Land kids.
See All the Red-Carpet Looks From the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards.
After seeing the Reds tie the ga. Nats rally to down mistake-prone Giants.
See Fittings McJunkin Red Man Corporation North America:United States.
See all past events at Red Tape Theatre.
BYU's sports budget not seeing red ink financing smaller sports.
Fall trends have you seeing red.
So, when the Reds delivered the most shocking upset of the tournament beating Mission Valley 4-3, it was not much of a surprise to see the Reds ride the momentum through the next few games and into the state championship.
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In science:

The filled symbols represent the SM F derived with the 1/Vmax method, with error bars showing the total 1 σ random errors, including photometric redshift errors and field-to-field vari ations; the red boxes include also the systematic uncertainties due to the different SED-modeling assumptions adopted (see § 2.3).
The Most Massive Galaxies at 3.0
In contrast, the exponents for ψ (see Fig. 2 , red filled-circle) shows simple scaling and is indistinguishable, within error-bars, from the K41 prediction.
Universality of scaling and multiscaling in turbulent symmetric binary fluids
Our spectrum presented here (see Fig. 12) and originally reported by Shafter et al. (2008) clearly shows that the ob ject is a long-period red variable star (i.e., a Mira variable), and not a nova.
A Spectroscopic and Photometric Survey of Novae in M31
Tojeiro & Percival (2010) provide a variation of the traditional V /Vmax estimator to probe evolution of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) DR7 Luminous Red Galaxies (LRGs) (see Eisenstein et al. 2001, for main sample selection).
Shedding Light on the Galaxy Luminosity Function
Let us now consider this observed distribution of galaxies in terms of the absolute magnitude, M , and distance modulus, Z , plane M − Z , and assume (as with all the methods described so far) separability between M and Z (see Fig. 7 ignoring the red coloured markings for the moment).
Shedding Light on the Galaxy Luminosity Function
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