red mist


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red mist

n
informal a feeling of extreme anger that clouds one's judgment temporarily
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He has looked upon Man, and his eyeballs are clear(There was One; there is One, and but One, saith Kabir); The Red Mist of Doing has thinned to a cloud-- He has taken the Path for bairagi avowed!
The sun had set the evening before in a red mist, in the midst of the phosphorescent scintillations of the ocean.
Through the red mist that floated all around her, she could see high walls of changing light, where orange, blue, and violet flames went flickering to and fro, making graceful figures as they danced and glowed; and underneath these rainbow arches, little Spirits glided, far and near, wearing crowns of fire, beneath which flashed their wild, bright eyes; and as they spoke, sparks dropped quickly from their lips, and Ripple saw with wonder, through their garments of transparent light, that in each Fairy's breast there burned a steady flame, that never wavered or went out.
Half a dozen great leaps brought me to the spot, and another instant saw me again in my stride in quick pursuit of the hideous monsters that were rapidly gaining on the fleeing warrior, but this time I grasped a mighty long-sword in my hand and in my heart was the old blood lust of the fighting man, and a red mist swam before my eyes and I felt my lips respond to my heart in the old smile that has ever marked me in the midst of the joy of battle.
Slowly the red mist faded from before Tarzan's eyes.
Raoul, his hat in ribbons, his face bleeding, felt not only his strength but also his reason going; a red mist covered his sight, and through this mist he saw a hundred threatening arms stretched over him, ready to seize upon him when he fell.
He was led to speak harshly by the Red Mist of anger.
It was covered instead by a haze of feverish red mist.
When you find the red mist descending, you distract yourself.
Bell said: "Billy must have seen a bit of red mist today.
WHEN people talk about the red mist descending on you in the heat of battle, I know exactly what they mean.