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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of impurple.

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Examples

  • Tawny filemot gilding the valleys, each seam and rut a scroll or arabesque, and all the year pouring out her heart's blood to flush the maples, the great impurpled granites warm with the sunshine they have drunk all summer!

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 05, No. 28, February, 1860

  • A tender after-glow impurpled all the heaven like a remembered passion, and bathed field and fallow in its bloom.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 14, No. 84, October, 1864

  • These soldiers of the outermost outpost were in the regulation-uniform, -- red-flannel shirts, impurpled by wetting, big boots, and old felt-hats.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 10, No. 59, September, 1862

  • With lips impurpled by the earliest huckleberries, we came out again upon Champlain.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 10, No. 58, August, 1862

  • Selwyn coolly watched him as he sank on to the couch and sat huddled together and leaning forward, his soft, ringed fingers covering his impurpled face.

    The Younger Set

  • Its effects were such as could not last, or could not be farther evolved; they were the expression of youth musing away from its environment and smitten with the glories of a world afar and beyond, the great world, the fine world, the impurpled world of romantic motives and passions.

    Literary Friends and Acquaintance; a Personal Retrospect of American Authorship

  • But that horror gave way to a more intense and thrilling emotion as he saw the face -- although strangely free from laceration or disfigurement, and impurpled and distended into the simulation of a self-complacent smile -- was a face he recognized!

    From Sand Hill to Pine

  • And Aylmer, excluding the sunshine, which would have interfered with his chemical processes, had supplied its place with perfumed lamps, emitting flames of various hue, but all uniting in a soft, impurpled radiance.

    The Birthmark

  • Aylmer, excluding the sunshine, which would have interfered with his chemical processes, had supplied its place with perfumed lamps, emitting flames of various hue, but all uniting in a soft, impurpled radiance.

    Mosses from an Old Manse and other stories

  • By the uncertain step of the Roman, by the fire in his looks, the excitement which impurpled his cheeks, Meroë saw that he was inebriate.

    The Brass Bell or, The Chariot of Death

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