from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having a strong, deep, or glaring color; flushed.
  • adj. Vivid; strong or forcible in representation; hence, exaggerated.


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  • Rather than restrict the cabinets to one set of colors we decided on an assortment for a very high-colored kitchen.

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  • Interesting design from a designer Holly Palmer. beautiful works created for home interiors, To this day we chose to share with you a set of bench playful tea cup, which was ranked as high-colored but also originality.

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  • He “painted their sufferings & services, their successive hopes and disappointments throughout the whole war, in very high-colored expressions.”

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  • He told me all the gossip of court, sitting there eating bread and some of the cheese and wine that he himself had supplied, and truly it was as if he spoke of animals in a menagerie, so strange were their behaviors, so high-colored and passionate.

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  • They had the same jet-black hair, the same slender eyebrows winging up at the corners, the same pale, high-colored skin.

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  • New details of the princess's high-colored private life can still excite the press.

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  • The brown and tawny shades which overspread the wide high-colored cheeks told a tale of unusual vigor, and his whole face bore the impress of dashing courage.

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  • She was an Auvergnate, a high-colored, comfortable-looking, straightforward sort of person, with white teeth; her cap and dress, the face, full figure, and general appearance, were of the

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  • Through this vision the incidents of the moment but gleamed confusedly here and there, as an outer landscape through the high-colored scenes of a stained window.

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  • So in Greek, grape-gatherers are said [Greek omitted], the word being derived from [Greek omitted], which signifies lees; and Homer in one place calls the fruit of the wine [Greek omitted], and the wine itself high-colored and red, — not pale and yellow, such as Aristio gives us to supper, after all the goodness is purged out of it.

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