highly-coloured love

highly-coloured

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  • As in fact the bishops 'speeches in the Lords made quite clear, (despite the highly-coloured versions of the debate that were manufactured by some) very few Christians were contesting the civil liberties of gay and lesbian people in general; nor should they have been.

    Archbishop's Presidential Address

  • Ronald Knox's description of discussion at a student society in the nineteen thirties has a certain familiarity after the last few days; but given that public comment and criticism has been cast in such highly-coloured terms, I've thought it right to say a few words to Synod this afternoon about what was and wasn't said last week and what the questions were which I had hoped might benefit from some airing.

    Presidential Address to the Opening of General Synod

  • A short walk from my house there is a supermarket which sells objects under the name of apples, which George Orwell famously dismissed as ‘lumps of highly-coloured cotton wool from America or Australia’; and of the people who buy them he said, ‘they will devour these things, apparently with pleasure, and let the English apples rot under the trees.’

    Genesis 3

  • If ever he had beaten Dumetrius, it was over that highly-coloured affair.

    Swan Song

  • On others highly-coloured gods, and devils equally hideous, were grouped miscellaneously.

    Unbeaten Tracks in Japan

  • Here, on the second of these days of love and sunshine, she saw, with absolute clearness, that neither this nor any other day had anything extraordinary to give her; and sitting silent at dinner, under an arbour of highly-coloured creeper, she was overcome by such a laming discouragement, that she laid her knife and fork down, and could eat no more.

    Maurice Guest

  • Not far from him stood a very tall cornet, with thick moustaches and a highly-coloured complexion — a noble fond of strong mead and hearty revelry.

    Taras Bulba

  • And one realised that old age had substituted a pale and tenuous phantom for the highly-coloured and alert Legrandin.

    Time Regained

  • I knew it wasn't enough, and when an excited fast-talking voice broke into the soap-opera on the Chev's radio and gave a concise if highly-coloured account of my escape, warning all highway users to look out for and report the Chev, I knew that I would have to abandon the car, and at once.

    Fear is the Key

  • Not far from him stood a very tall cornet with thick moustaches and a highly-coloured complexion -- a noble fond of strong mead and hearty revelry.

    Taras Bulba and Other Tales

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