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  • adj. of something that is tinged with violet


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  • The second door in front of them buzzed and Royce pulled it open, revealing a chandelier of violet-tinted glass hanging in a richly paneled lobby.


  • The proportion of cobalt to frit had an effect on the color of the coloring material: more potash and sand (or soda and sand) would result in a more violet-tinted color.

    The Creation of Color in Eighteenth-Century Europe

  • She studied Gabe from behind her violet-tinted sunglasses: his lean frame and sculpted arms, his blond hair cut so short she could see glimpses of his scalp, and the stubble on his cheeks, the way his legs pulled at his faded jeans, his work boots.

    Blue Nude

  • From that she removed a violet-tinted business card which she presented to Hermux with a flourish.

    Excerpt: Time Stops For No Mouse by Michael Hoeye

  • Bono, wearing a black safari jacket, a white T-shirt and violet-tinted wrap-around sunglasses, posed for photographers with

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The forest was vast and featureless, webbed everywhere with streamers of violet-tinted fog as the cooling air drizzled out its moisture.

    The Janus Gate: Future Imperfect

  • He took out a violet-tinted, gold-tipped, and probably perfumed cigarette and lit it delicately.

    Knocked for a Loop

  • Max Hook mixed himself an appalling-looking pinkish concoction, tasted it, looked at it, poured it in the wastebasket, threw the violet-tinted and gold-tipped cigarette in after it, said, "The hell with that," ignored the box on the table, accepted one of Malone's cigars, and poured himself gin with a beer chaser.

    Knocked for a Loop

  • Then all around and beyond the coloured fringe there is the light of the pearly inner corona; beyond that are pearly and violet-tinged rays curling away in both directions from the poles, whilst outside all are the long, pearly, and violet-tinted streamers which assume the shape of a large many-pointed star; and even these do not seem at rest.

    To Mars via The Moon An Astronomical Story

  • He had just laid his hand upon the shoulder of a fat, good-natured looking squaw, to commence the introjewcing; one foot rested on the bottom of an overturned canoe, in an attitude of command; his old battered tarpaulin hat, his Guernsey shirt, and salt-mackerel trowsers, finely relieved against the violet-tinted water; but oh! how chop-fallen were those rugged features under that old tarpaulin!

    Acadia or, A Month with the Blue Noses


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