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  • adj. of a color tinged with purple


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  • These vary between long distance luxury coaches offering air conditioning, clean washrooms and television, to hay-wired, rattle trap conveyances which shatter eardrums and spew purple-tinged fumes as they rumble at break-neck speed from town to town to disgorge long-suffering commuters travelling to and from market or work.

    Free riding the roads of Mexico

  • The large pool of waste water dotted by mirrored solar-collecting lily pads was nearly beautiful, especially with the reflection of purple-tinged clouds unfurling across its still surface.


  • The carven mouth, too, with its heavy, chiselled, purple-tinged lips, had a certain attraction and significance in spite of a black front tooth which shocked one when he laughed.

    Oscar Wilde, His Life and Confessions

  • Intense blueberry, currant and cherry scents soar from the glass of this powerful, dense ruby/purple-tinged effort.

    This Month's Wine Selections

  • Feeling like a child who had just found a stash of brightly colored plastic eggs filled with chocolates, I picked 6 purple-tinged lovelies out of a basket of the Sicilian Violetto artichokes at Mariquita Farm's market stand.

    I heart artichokes + a favorite way to prepare them

  • A deep ruby/purple-tinged color is accompanied by a sweet perfume of salty sea breezes, seaweed, melted licorice, kirsch, crème de cassis, and iodine—a classic Vieux Télégraphe aromatic display.

    The World’s Greatest Wine Estates

  • He broke off a chunk of the still-warm bread and took a mouthful, following it with a small wedge of cheese, then a sip from the purple-tinged crystal goblet.

    Alector's Choice

  • Once he had seated himself across from her, she lifted the purple-tinged crystal.

    Alector's Choice

  • The feel of the purple-tinged blackness flowing upward from somewhere in the Lord-Protector's palace was so clear that he wondered why he hadn't felt it before.


  • And later, when dusk fell, watch the fireflies flicker and dart in the purple-tinged air.

    The Killing Hour


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