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- v. Simple past tense and past participle of empurple.
- adj. made purple, especially having a purple complexion because of rage etc.
- adj. over-embellished or flowery
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. excessively elaborate or showily expressed
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"Turning 50 is a cause for sombre reflection, not celebration," opined Norris and, as a flurry of firemen attempted to free her empurpled cranium, shame descended once more.
Ere I hid my head she was standing in her cavern halls, glowing coldly westward—her feet were blackness: her robes, empurpled, flowed mistily from shoulder down in formless folds of folds; her head, pine-crowned, was set with jeweled stars.
I seem to see the spears of mighty horsemen flash golden in the light; empurpled banners flame afar, and the low thunder of marching hosts thrills with the thunder of the sea.
You know that sickening feeling of inadequacy and over-exposure you feel when you look upon your own empurpled prose?
The Minotaur lumbered across a rusty bog empurpled with heather.
Charles pointed at the largest of the humpy islands that had once been empurpled in the sunset.
Night fell, though even from our balcony we could see little of the empurpled sky, nothing at all of the stars, Allie and Ta-Den dressing up in glitter, riding the elevator down and running out onto the casino floor with glad cries, cries of _Slots!
The big production paintings, like Winter Timber (2008) — actually many separate canvases fitted together in postproduction — are stagy, and you may tire of its empurpled sweetness.
That sound you hear is the sound of all of the blood rushing to Bill Clinton's empurpled face.
I now have a red face to go with my empurpled head prose.
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