- 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.
Corrie Ten Boom -- The Hiding Place
- I had expected that Mr. Gatsby would be a florid and corpulent person in his middle years.
F. Scott Fitzgerald -- The Great Gatsby
- In front, upon a raised platform behind a rail, sat a stout, florid-faced personage, with a nose broken out in purple blotches.
Upton Sinclair -- The Jungle
- My Miss Kirwin, who was a tall, florid, buxom lady with battleship-gray hair, taught civics and current events.
Maya Angelou -- I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
- I had called upon my friend, Mr. Sherlock Holmes, one day in the autumn of last year and found him in deep conversation with a very stout, florid-faced, elderly gentleman with fiery red hair.
Arthur Conan Doyle -- The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
- His face was florid and smudged with dirt.
Carl Hiassen -- Hoot
- In the morning, one might say, his face was of a fine florid hue,
Herman Melville -- Bartleby, the Scrivener: a Story of Wall Street
- I glanced again at his florid face, saw he looked decent and climbed into the leather seat beside him.
John Howard Griffin -- Black Like Me
- He looked at the round florid face and wagged his head.
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Richard Wright -- Native Son
- A small fruit wagon with an array of bright peaches and pears stood near the curb, and the vendor, a florid man with bulbous nose and bright black Italian eyes, looked at me knowingly...
Ralph Ellison -- Invisible Man
- A thin, dark man with a florid face...
Hal Borland -- When the Legends Die
- Out at the window a florid moon was peering over dark roofs,
Stephen Crane -- Maggie: A Girl of the Streets
- Jack Roussin, the priest, a beefy man with a florid complexion, would declaim on poverty and injustice, voices in the congregation calling out amens.
Tracy Kidder -- Mountains Beyond Mountains
- When Ivan Ilych came home and entered his study he found his brother-in-law there — a healthy, florid man...
Leo Tolstoy -- The Death of Ivan Ilych
- She stood up and surveyed herself in the pier-glass. The decisive expression of her great florid face satisfied her and...
James Joyce -- Dubliners
- Those florid good looks would not last him very long.
Daphne du Maurier -- Rebecca
- His complexion was florid and his hair white.
Maugham, W. Somerset -- Moon and Sixpence
- Blistering extending down the leg, which resolved leaving florid post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.
- In all probability the murderer had a florid face, and the finger-nails of his right hand were remarkably long.
Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan -- A Study In Scarlet
- I hate a florid complexion and dark eyes in a man.
Austen, Jane -- Northanger Abbey