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  • adj. comparative form of ruddy: more ruddy


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  • She could only stand there, staring at the wide patch of wood that was a ruddier brown than the rest of it.

    How to Woo a Reluctant Lady

  • But while equipped with eyes like twin stars, hair ruddier than the cherry, oomph, espieglerie and all the fixings, B. Wickham had also the disposition and general outlook on life of a ticking bomb.

    Lance Mannion:

  • New York Times reporter Russell Baker described the president as “three pounds heavier and somewhat ruddier” than before the Democratic convention the previous week.

    Eisenhower 1956

  • "You WILL lie about me," the Warden raved, the flush of wine and wrath flooding ruddier into his face.

    Chapter 20

  • Alec Baldwin, looking a bit ruddier and beefier than the suave Jack Donaghy on 30 Rock, sat amidst friends and neighbors at an event Saturday night to support Quail Hill Farm, the Peconic Land Trust's 30-acre tract in Amagansett.

    Laura Weiss: Alec Baldwin Chows Down With the Neighbors at Hamptons Event

  • The key is the balance between sweet butter and ruddier beet.

    Something For The Weekend

  • As mentioned earlier, Daniel Craig -- he of the ruddier complexion, gloomier demeanor, grittier disposition and blonder hair - was a major gamble for the brand of Bond.

    Kim Morgan: James Bond Through The Ages

  • In the library the other piles are saying Shush, they know it is late autumn, they can tell by the ruddier cheeks of the girls who come in and, when they see their books are overdue, stamp their feet in a fit of pique.

    The Best American Poetry 2008

  • As for all those new colour picture bylines throughout the paper; they may well have dragged some hacks into the modern age from the safety of flattering black and white, but unfortunatley it has revealed many no names to be tubbier and, ahem, a little ruddier in the face.

    Archive 2008-06-01

  • The very furniture of the room seemed to mellow and deepen in its tone; the ceiling and walls looked blacker and more highly polished, the curtains of a ruddier red; the fire burnt clear and high, and the crickets in the hearthstone chirped with a more than wonted satisfaction.

    Barnaby Rudge


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