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florid
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The Great Gatsby
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as in: florid color Define
a reddish color -- (especially about someone's complexion or in various medical contexts)
  • I had expected that Mr. Gatsby would be a florid and corpulent person in his middle years.

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  • Symptoms include loss of concentration and a florid face.
  • Outside this building a florid-faced officer formed us into a double column and marched us across a broad parade ground.
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unspecified meaning
  • I remember the portrait of him up in Gatsby’s bedroom, a gray, florid man with a hard, empty face — the pioneer debauchee, who during one phase of American life brought back to the Eastern seaboard the savage violence of the frontier brothel and saloon.

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as in: a florid style Define
elaborate (with much decorative detail)
as in: florid color Define
a reddish color -- (especially about someone's complexion or in various medical contexts)
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