empurpled


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em·pur·ple

 (ĕm-pûr′pəl)
tr. & intr.v. em·pur·pled, em·pur·pling, em·pur·ples
To make or become purple.
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Adj.1.empurpled - excessively elaborate or showily expressed; "a writer of empurpled literature"; "many purple passages"; "an over-embellished story of the fish that got away"
rhetorical - given to rhetoric, emphasizing style at the expense of thought; "mere rhetorical frippery"
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The driver was leaning over the wall, brandishing his whip, his face empurpled, roaring like a bull.
The mildness of the evening, the sea breezes, so dear to contemplative minds, setting in from the east and blowing in delicious gusts; then, in the distance, the black outline of the yacht with its rigging traced upon the empurpled background of the sky -- while, dotting the horizon, might be seen, here and there, vessels with their trimmed sails, like the wings of a seagull about to plunge; such a spectacle indeed well merited admiration.
With thy dear name as text, though bidden by thee, I can not write-I can not speak or think-- Alas, I can not feel; for 'tis not feeling, This standing motionless upon the golden Threshold of the wide-open gate of dreams, Gazing, entranced, adown the gorgeous vista, And thrilling as I see, upon the right, Upon the left, and all the way along, Amid empurpled vapors, far away To where the prospect terminates-thee only!
Magnificent weather, a sunrise that empurpled all the landscape, displayed the river in all its limpid serenity.
After the Mayflowers came the violets, and Violet Vale was empurpled with them.
It was little more than a mop of wet white hair, fringed with silver fire in the red and level morning light; the face, which seemed of an ugly, empurpled and perhaps criminal type, had been much battered against trees or stones as it tossed in the water.
An empurpled Cardinal Terence Cooke did show up, to sprinkle holy water on the coffin as it entered the church door.
As soon as I saw his empurpled face and his menacing walk, it told me instantly that it wasn't to congratulate me on my journalistic prowess.