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  • In the whiteout the world fell away until there was nothing but panting elk and purple-faced humans.

    Bird Cloud

  • A European telephone bidder paid Christie's $28.6 million for Bacon's "Study for a Portrait," a 1953 work that depicts a purple-faced man in a business suit sitting in a throne-like chair amid a black void.

    The British Are Coming (Back)

  • I can still remember heaving myself over the line, sweating and gasping for air, purple-faced but proud, thinking: "Right, I've passed the start line, only 10 miles to go."www.victoriacoren.com

    A cockle-warming tale of our times | Victoria Coren

  • When I recovered from that humiliating blow, I stood between the purple-faced Molly and the coughing Bob.

    Sunny

  • Attacks by the purple-faced ragings of a Limbaugh or Fox News sound like a person fading in the rear-view mirror, standing beside the highway shaking their fist, angry that you won't give them a ride.

    Yes, it does (Jack Bog's Blog)

  • As I pedal, smiling Colombians laugh at the tall gringo in the biggest, yellowest helmet they've ever seen, panting and purple-faced as the altitude takes its toll: Bogotá is the world's third-highest capital city, at 2,640m above sea level.

    Bogotá's Ciclovia could teach Boris Johnson how to run a car-free capital

  • “Charles,” Alys screamed, purple-faced, “if all you can think about at this moment is your stomach—”

    The Night Of the Solstice

  • Denzil loosened his hold on the purple-faced kender somewhat.

    Stalling

  • In addition, Rahm might be suffering from PTSD after being on the receiving end of Bill's purple-faced, unhinged explosions.

    Rahm: Obama Is "Presumptive Nominee." Rahm Flack: That's Not News!

  • What a mature, thinking individual you are Dixon - not at all a ranting, purple-faced, angry and rather thick old loon. fellow traveller

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

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