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  • He welcomed them with a florid bow and greeting.
    florid = elaborate
  • One Sunday night, lost in fruity metaphors and florid diction, Judge Taylor's attention was wrenched from the page by an irritating scratching noise.   (source)
  • The language of the book had grown florid and overblown again--it was not self-parody yet, not quite, but it was floating steadily in that direction and he seemed helpless to stop it.   (source)
    florid = elaborate (with excessive decorative detail)
  • He cherished language and its skillful use, and his own style was one of sustained floridity.   (source)
    floridity = elaborateness (ornamentation)
  • ...and he saluted them with that florid, swaggering gesture to the hat...   (source)
    florid = elaborate (showy)
  • Miss Bartlett burst into florid gratitude.   (source)
    florid = elaborate
  • Even on Sunday, when it veiled its more florid charms and lay comparatively empty of passage, the street shone out in contrast to its dingy neighbourhood, like a fire in a forest; and with its freshly painted shutters, well-polished brasses, and general cleanliness and gaiety of note, instantly caught and pleased the eye of the passenger.   (source)
    florid = elaborate (decorative details)
  • They are floridly willing to stand in a circle around him all night, with their zap guns drawn.†   (source)
  • She was of course supposed to compliment me more floridly—"gigantic,"†   (source)
  • The Italian-made lace netting is overstitched with florid design.
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  • "You are going to need this air of moral superiority to get you through the rest of what might prove to be a very trying day for you," the General answered, his anger measurable in the slow, burning floridity in the hollows of his cheeks.†   (source)
  • His father was a jeweller, a man with a dark, gentle floridity of manner and complexion.†   (source)
  • Then I scoff at the floridity and absurdity of some scrolloping tomb; and the trumpets and the victories and the coats of arms and the certainty, so sonorously repeated, of resurrection, of eternal life.†   (source)
  • He had a long chin and big rather prominent teeth, just covered, when he was not talking, by his full, floridly curved lips.†   (source)
  • Guy Doak had none of their floridity.†   (source)
  • He responded with a hearty florid gesture.   (source)
    florid = elaborate
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  • Outside this building a florid-faced officer formed us into a double column and marched us across a broad parade ground.   (source)
    florid = reddish (cheeks or complexion)
  • My Miss Kirwin, who was a tall, florid, buxom lady with battleship-gray hair, taught civics and current events.   (source)
    florid = with a reddish complexion
  • Jack Roussin, the priest, a beefy man with a florid complexion, would declaim on poverty and injustice, voices in the congregation calling out amens.   (source)
    florid = reddish
  • 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...   (source)
    florid = with a reddish complexion
  • I glanced again at his florid face, saw he looked decent and climbed into the leather seat beside him.   (source)
    florid = reddish
  • A thin, dark man with a florid face...   (source)
    florid = a reddish complexion
  • I had expected that Mr. Gatsby would be a florid and corpulent person in his middle years.   (source)
    florid = having a reddish complexion
  • Those florid good looks would not last him very long.   (source)
    florid = healthy reddish complexion
  • He looked at the round florid face and wagged his head.   (source)
    florid = reddish
  • She stood up and surveyed herself in the pier-glass. The decisive expression of her great florid face satisfied her and...   (source)
    florid = a reddish color
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  • In front, upon a raised platform behind a rail, sat a stout, florid-faced personage, with a nose broken out in purple blotches.   (source)
    florid = reddish colored
  • 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.   (source)
    florid = red
  • When Ivan Ilych came home and entered his study he found his brother-in-law there — a healthy, florid man...   (source)
    florid = with a healthy reddish complexion
  • Out at the window a florid moon was peering over dark roofs,   (source)
    florid = a reddish color
  • In the morning, one might say, his face was of a fine florid hue,   (source)
  • Symptoms include loss of concentration and a florid face.
    florid = a reddish complexion
  • 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.   (source)
    florid = having a reddish complexion
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  • The florid smell of ether was everywhere now, nearly as strong as when the cloth was pressed against his face.†   (source)
  • The man standing behind her is stout and florid, with shaggy auburn hair.†   (source)
  • The twilights out there were florid and melodramatic, great sweeps of orange and crimson and Lawrence-in-the-desert vermilion, then night dropping dark and hard like a slammed door.†   (source)
  • The second man had a florid face.†   (source)
  • His face is friendly, florid, and tense with the excitement of the day.†   (source)
  • "Holmes is greatly given to lying with a sort of florid ornamentation," Geyer wrote, "and all of his stories are decorated with flamboyant draperies, intended by him to strengthen the plausibility of his statements.†   (source)
  • "Aye," Vic says, bursting into florid eloquence.†   (source)
  • We stood there watching a surge of florid light, like a heart pumping in a documentary on color TV.†   (source)
  • A florid woman sitting to Lacy's right shook her head.†   (source)
  • Yoyo and her sisters were forgetting a lot of their Spanish, and their father's formal, florid diction was hard to understand.†   (source)
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  • Richards, also an enormous man, was a permanent shade of florid pink and kept his shaved head shiny.†   (source)
  • He was a tall, well-built man of fifty with a florid complexion set off by a white scarf at his neck.†   (source)
  • Isis white hand shone on her florid buttocks, her hair dusting it, stroking it.†   (source)
  • He turned with surprise to face a stout, pugnacious colonel with a large head and mustache and a smooth, florid skin.†   (source)
  • The owner, an expansive, florid fat man, proclaimed the cuisine to be extraordinary, but since no one could summon hunger, Bourne paid for four entrées just to keep the proprietor happy.†   (source)
  • My legs still gripped around him, I eased my damp head of hair back to resting, my chest a florid pink, my husband panting like a long-distance runner.†   (source)
  • Merrill's face was florid with fever and he got each breath by terrible effort.†   (source)
  • Felicia learned her florid language on those nights.†   (source)
  • His face is florid; his eyes burn.†   (source)
  • Her face, only moments ago binge-florid, blanches.†   (source)
  • She recognized Lord Mathis Rowan, stouter and more florid than ever, the golden tree of his House spread across his white doublet.†   (source)
  • Following her with her eyes, Sophie caught sight of a sampler on the wall (the embroidery as florid as the German words), framed in shellacked and curlicued pine.†   (source)
  • She was too tired to take her arms from around it or to straighten up and she hung there collapsed from the hips, her head balanced like a big florid vegetable at the top of the sack.†   (source)
  • Yurii Andreievich listened spellbound, just as, when he first arrived in Siberia from European Russia, he had listened to the florid chatter of the driver, Bacchus.†   (source)
  • Mr. Curran gives a less florid version of the speech he gave in Minneapolis and people begin to inch forward.†   (source)
  • Outside, the world became a riot of vegetable odors, boggy and florid— the waft of old hay, tamarack, algae, moss, sweet sap and rotted leaves, iron and copper and worms—a musky yawn that hung in the yard.†   (source)
  • The landlord was a large florid man of such robust and bursting health that he seemed to be having a heart attack even as we looked on.†   (source)
  • He was a tall florid guy, Jack Marshall, a Broadway press agent who was on the perennial edge of dropping dead.†   (source)
  • Douglas Posey stepped off the ladder and bounced in the air, his eyes never leaving my little girl until they bulged from his florid head, a blue pallor overcoming him.†   (source)
  • I settled before his canvas, weak, at peace, gazing down at him, at his vague, graying eyes, my own hands florid, my skin so luxuriously warm.†   (source)
  • Horse-drawn wagons came and went, burdened and brimming with materials ordered by the foreman, Williamson, a big, Irish-looking man with florid cheeks, a broad mustache and a surly disposition.†   (source)
  • A decanter of white wine stood next to him, and though he was feverish and weak from last night, his skin was florid and his heat and fragrance were a torment to me.†   (source)
  • Starkly beautiful, as they seemed to float close around that florid human figure, yet pale and cold compared to that sparkling golden hair, that petal-pink skin.†   (source)
  • Zaorski popped up now down on the street, appearing as if from nowhere, astonishingly, like a blond genie—a half-starved-looking, limping, florid-faced, broomstraw-haired man with jittery concern in his pale eyes.†   (source)
  • In the hot summer light his floridness seemed heavy and bloated, and but for his erect square-shouldered walk he would have looked like an over-fed and over-dressed old man.†   (source)
  • Mr Waverly was a big, florid, jovial-looking man.†   (source)
  • They were florid, foolish letters, full of quotation marks and written in a large fancy hand.†   (source)
  • I was hired by a florid-faced white man at the rate of fifty cents for nine holes.†   (source)
  • His words brought up Gerald's florid face and bellowing voice so clearly.†   (source)
  • The counter was empty of customers and a tall, florid-faced white man looked at me curiously.†   (source)
  • Florid great thing, isn't it?†   (source)
  • 'Mula, Mula,' the priest said, urging the mule on, past the inevitable bandstand and a statue in florid taste of a woman in a toga waving a wreath.†   (source)
  • That minute's exchanged look in a kitchen garden, that hand upon my head in his daughter's bedroom; a ukase, a decree, a serene and florid boast like a sentence (ay, and delivered in the same attitude) not to be spoken and heard but to be read carved in the bland stone which pediments a forgotten and nameless effigy.†   (source)
  • He was a pleasant, florid-faced man of forty-five, with curling brown mustaches, congenial and good-humored, devoted to his family, courageous, but perhaps too kindly and too gentle for a good policeman.†   (source)
  • I snatched up my pack of membership blanks and lit out for the Northumberland; a huge building, it was, with florid galleries and Roman awnings fluttering up to the thirtieth story and looking down at the growth of the elms and flaglike greens of Lincoln Park.†   (source)
  • We see the red, square, strong hand ("my brother is strong-made and florid") protruding from the white cuff, grasping the crop which in that grasp looks fragile like a twig.†   (source)
  • Sitting on the bed, holding the cheap, florid candy box in her hands, she sat as she had sat while the blonde woman talked to her.†   (source)
  • It was so unusual that he would be glad to see it again; a high, narrow forehead, brilliant yellow eyes set deep in strong arches, and full, florid cheeks,— not blank areas of smooth flesh, as in Anglo-Saxon faces, but full of muscular activity, as quick to change with feeling as any of his features.†   (source)
  • Nevertheless, when he saw Mrs. Morgan now, he always made a profound bow, saying with the most florid courtesy: "How do you do, madam?"†   (source)
  • But that didn't last, and I saw him sitting in the long room in the white house by the sea, leaning over a chessboard, facing the Scholarly Attorney, and he wasn't an old man, he was a young man, and the high aquiline florid face was brooding over the board.†   (source)
  • She knew that his elaborate gallantries and his florid speeches were all done with his tongue in his cheek.†   (source)
  • He saw his son enthroned in all the florid sentiment of commencement, and the whole of his heart was lifted out of the dust.†   (source)
  • As she had intended, Gerald was startled by the sound; then he recognized her, and a look both sheepish and defiant came over his florid face.†   (source)
  • When, with their fervent over-emphasis, they went through long ecstasies of admiration, embroidering their thanks with florid decorations, he would jerk his head sideways to some imaginary listener, laughing softly and irritably, as he said: "Oh for God's sake!†   (source)
  • She looked into Gerald's putty-colored face and, for the first time in her life, she saw him unshaven, his once florid face covered with silvery bristles.†   (source)
  • She fantasied of France and Italy: the big crude glare of what she called "a career in opera," the florid music, the tiered galleries winking with gems, the torrential applause directed toward the full-blooded, dominant all-shadowing songsters struck up great anthems in her.†   (source)
  • In her face were too sharply blended the delicate features of her mother, a Coast aristocrat of French descent, and the heavy ones of her florid Irish father.†   (source)
  • 'tis the Tarleton ladies," he announced to his daughters, his florid face abeam, for excepting Ellen there was no lady in the County he liked more than the red-haired Mrs. Tarleton.†   (source)
  • Or again, Gant would read to him with sonorous and florid rhetoric passages from Shakespeare, among which he heard most often Marc Antony's funeral oration, Hamlet's soliloquy, the banquet scene in Macbeth, and the scene between Desdemona and Othello before he strangles her.†   (source)
  • She had several devoted young men on her list—plain, hard-drinking country types: one, a native, lean, red-faced, alcoholic, a city surveyor, who adored her; another, a strapping florid blond from the Tennessee coal fields; another, a young South Carolinian, townsman of her older sister's fiancé.†   (source)
  • Mrs. Merriwether knew that so expensive a gift—and a gift of clothing at that—was highly improper, but she could think of no way of refusing when Rhett told her in the most florid language that nothing was too good to deck the bride of one of our brave heroes.†   (source)
  • When Gerald was forty-three, so thickset of body and florid of face that he looked like a hunting squire out of a sporting print, it came to him that Tara, dear though it was, and the County folk, with their open hearts and open houses, were not enough.†   (source)
  • A red-faced South Carolinian, with nicotined fingers, took him daily to the baseball games; a lank yellow planter, malarial from Mississippi, climbed hill, and wandered through the fragrant mountain valleys with him; of nights he heard the rich laughter of the women, tender and cruel, upon the dark porches, heard the florid throat-tones of the men; saw the yielding stealthy harlotry of the South—the dark seclusion of their midnight bodies, their morning innocence.†   (source)
  • Robert Weede was a rather large florid young man, remarkable only for his good nature.†   (source)
  • The outside pattern is a florid arabesque [curved design],†   (source)
  • But you must remember that justice to a lovely being is after all a florid sort of sentiment.†   (source)
  • Changed into a man of this sort, Dobbin found the once florid, jovial, and prosperous John Sedley.†   (source)
  • He was violent and florid, as district-attorneys usually are.†   (source)
  • That florid sociable personage was become more interesting to him since he had seen Rosamond.†   (source)
  • The screen was an old one, of gilt Spanish leather, stamped and wrought with a rather florid Louis-Quatorze pattern.†   (source)
  • And finally, finding 882, he knocked timidly and was greeted after a moment by a segment of a very stout and vigorous body in a blue and white striped union suit and a related segment of a round and florid head in which was set one eye and some wrinkles to one side of it.†   (source)
  • Then he flung up his head, with its shock of heavy hair, in a start of surprise, and his florid face lost its lazy indolence to become wreathed in a huge smile.†   (source)
  • He was a smooth and florid personage, elegantly dressed, and he spoke their language freely, which gave him a great advantage in dealing with them.†   (source)
  • The forms of the community emerged from the gust-blown vestments, the dean of studies, the portly florid bursar with his cap of grey hair, the president, the little priest with feathery hair who wrote devout verses, the squat peasant form of the professor of economics, the tall form of the young professor of mental science discussing on the landing a case of conscience with his class like a giraffe cropping high leafage among a herd of antelopes, the grave troubled prefect of the…†   (source)
  • He was a florid man, with sandy hair and a large sandy moustache; from the middle of his watch-chain hung a bunch of football medals.†   (source)
  • An hour or so later he received a note from Odette, and at once recognised that florid handwriting, in which an affectation of British stiffness imposed an apparent discipline upon its shapeless characters, significant, perhaps, to less intimate eyes than his, of an untidiness of mind, a fragmentary education, a want of sincerity and decision.†   (source)
  • The only habitable structures to be seen were the florid red-brick Catholic church and rectory at the end of Main Street.†   (source)
  • She had but a moment in which to consider whether this glimpse of the fireside man mitigated her repugnance, or gave it, rather, a more concrete and intimate form; for at sight of her he was immediately on his feet again, the florid and dominant Rosedale of Mattie Gormer's drawing-room.†   (source)
  • Mr. Morris started as he saw Dick—his florid face and the large checks on his suit seemed to turn off and on like electric lights.†   (source)
  • And they left the tent together, this pot-bellied man and florid woman, in the antipathetic, recriminatory mood of the average husband and wife of Christendom.†   (source)
  • They were hardworking women, most of them supporting indigent husbands or brothers, and they laughed rather bitterly at having stirred the boy to such fervid and florid inventions.†   (source)
  • She remembered a heavily built, florid Jim Cleve, an overgrown boy with a good-natured, lazy smile on his full face and sleepy eyes.†   (source)
  • Under the chaplain's guidance they selected many hideous presents and mementoes--florid little picture-frames that seemed fashioned in gilded pastry; other little frames, more severe, that stood on little easels, and were carven out of oak; a blotting book of vellum; a Dante of the same material; cheap mosaic brooches, which the maids, next Christmas, would never tell from real; pins, pots, heraldic saucers, brown art-photographs; Eros and Psyche in alabaster; St. Peter to match--all…†   (source)
  • She asserted, "This silly lobby is too florid," and simultaneously she admired it: the onyx columns with gilt capitals, the crown-embroidered velvet curtains at the restaurant door, the silk-roped alcove where pretty girls perpetually waited for mysterious men, the two-pound boxes of candy and the variety of magazines at the news-stand.†   (source)
  • Down obscure alleys, apparently never trodden now by the foot of man, and whose very existence seemed to be forgotten, there would jut into the path porticoes, oriels, doorways of enriched and florid middle-age design, their extinct air being accentuated by the rottenness of the stones.†   (source)
  • …were themselves no longer hard and lifeless matter, for time had softened and sweetened them, and had made them melt like honey and flow beyond their proper margins, either surging out in a milky, frothing wave, washing from its place a florid gothic capital, drowning the white violets of the marble floor; or else reabsorbed into their limits, contracting still further a crabbed Latin inscription, bringing a fresh touch of fantasy into the arrangement of its curtailed characters,…†   (source)
  • And then, through a door to the south of the dais, a large urbane and florid and smooth-faced man, who in an ample black gown, walked swiftly to the large chair immediately behind the desk, and after looking steadily upon all before him, but without appearing to see any one of them seated himself.†   (source)
  • He was an elderly man, with a white beard and a florid complexion, who had painted a number of decorations for the State, but these were an object of derision to the students he instructed: he was a disciple of Ingres, impervious to the progress of art and angrily impatient with that tas de farceurs whose names were Manet, Degas, Monet, and Sisley; but he was an excellent teacher, helpful, polite, and encouraging.†   (source)
  • "Tommy" Hinds, as he was known to his intimates, was a squat little man, with broad shoulders and a florid face, decorated with gray side whiskers.†   (source)
  • Mr. Hubbard was a florid, red-whiskered little man, whose admiration for art was considerably tempered by the inveterate impecuniosity of most of the artists who dealt with him.†   (source)
  • …ceased to study, and which, if in its creator's purpose it represents but man, manages at least to extract from man's simple outlines such a variety of richness, borrowed, as it were, from the whole of animated nature, that a head of hair, by the glossy undulation and beak-like points of its curls, or in the overlaying of the florid triple diadem of its brushed tresses, can suggest at once a bunch of seaweed, a brood of fledgling doves, a bed of hyacinths and a serpent's writhing back.†   (source)
  • If pock-marked and florid, with gartered legs, and a coat that snugly fitted the person of the wearer, it was surely an English emigrant, who had bent his steps to this retired quarter of the globe.†   (source)
  • The solitary exception was the New Church; a stuccoed edifice with a square steeple over the door, terminating in four short pinnacles like florid wooden legs.†   (source)
  • But in imagining the meeting he had always seen Arthur, as he had met him on that evening in the Grove, florid, careless, light of speech; and the figure before him touched him with the signs of suffering.†   (source)
  • Stryver was rich; had married a florid widow with property and three boys, who had nothing particularly shining about them but the straight hair of their dumpling heads.†   (source)
  • His was not perhaps so florid as that of the councillor, but it recommended itself by a more direct style, that is to say, by more special knowledge and more elevated considerations.†   (source)
  • The walls were embellished with engravings swathed in pink gauze, and the tables ornamented with volumes of extracts from the poets, usually bound in black cloth stamped with florid designs in jaundiced gilt.†   (source)
  • Silas, always ill at ease when he was being spoken to by "betters", such as Mr. Cass—tall, powerful, florid men, seen chiefly on horseback—answered with some constraint— "Sir, I've a deal to thank you for a'ready.†   (source)
  • For some time his countenance had been losing the florid tinge lent it by the wine; but now, to my astonishment, I perceived that it had grown to a pallor truly fearful.†   (source)
  • With his florid cheek, his compact figure smartly arrayed in a bright-buttoned blue coat, his brisk and vigorous step, and his hale and hearty aspect, altogether he seemed—not young, indeed—but a kind of new contrivance of Mother Nature in the shape of man, whom age and infirmity had no business to touch.†   (source)
  • The unbroken stillness of the parlour window leading me to infer, after a while, that she was not there, I lifted up my eyes to the window above it, where I saw a florid, pleasant-looking gentleman, with a grey head, who shut up one eye in a grotesque manner, nodded his head at me several times, shook it at me as often, laughed, and went away.†   (source)
  • This semi-barbaric king had a daughter as blooming as his most florid fancies, and with a soul as fervent and imperious as his own.†   (source)
  • "Do you know, Sydney," said Mr. Stryver, looking at him with sharp eyes, and slowly drawing a hand across his florid face: "do you know, I rather thought, at the time, that you sympathised with the golden-haired doll, and were quick to see what happened to the golden-haired doll?"†   (source)
  • Beefeaters were before the august box; the Marquis of Steyne (Lord of the Powder Closet) and other great officers of state were behind the chair on which he sat, HE sat—florid of face, portly of person, covered with orders, and in a rich curling head of hair—how we sang God save him!†   (source)
  • So the day came, as all other days come to people who will only stick to reason; and when it came, there were married in the church of the florid wooden legs — that popular order of architecture — Josiah Bounderby Esquire of Coketown, to Louisa eldest daughter of Thomas Gradgrind Esquire of Stone Lodge, M.P. for that borough.†   (source)
  • In the very olden time there lived a semi-barbaric king, whose ideas, though somewhat polished and sharpened by the progressiveness of distant Latin neighbors, were still large, florid, and untrammeled, as became the half of him which was barbaric.†   (source)
  • There you are to the life: a deep subtle sort of thinker with his fore-finger on the page, while Saint Bonaventure or somebody else, rather fat and florid, is looking up at the Trinity.†   (source)
  • Mr. Dick, as I have already said, was grey-headed, and florid: I should have said all about him, in saying so, had not his head been curiously bowed — not by age; it reminded me of one of Mr. Creakle's boys' heads after a beating — and his grey eyes prominent and large, with a strange kind of watery brightness in them that made me, in combination with his vacant manner, his submission to my aunt, and his childish delight when she praised him, suspect him of being a little mad; though,…†   (source)
  • Sessions and Old Bailey had now to summon their favourite, specially, to their longing arms; and shouldering itself towards the visage of the Lord Chief Justice in the Court of King's Bench, the florid countenance of Mr. Stryver might be daily seen, bursting out of the bed of wigs, like a great sunflower pushing its way at the sun from among a rank garden-full of flaring companions.†   (source)
  • In that short drive her dread gathered so much force from the sense of darkness, that when she entered the private counting-house where her brother sat at his desk, her knees trembled and her usually florid face was deathly pale.†   (source)
  • He chose to go under the marquee to get a glass of water, being hot and thirsty: it was empty of other visitors, and he asked the woman in attendance to fetch him some fresh water; but before she was well gone he was annoyed to see entering the florid stranger who had stared at him.†   (source)
  • "I should be glad of any treatment that would cure me without reducing me to a skeleton, like poor Grainger," said Mr. Vincy, the mayor, a florid man, who would have served for a study of flesh in striking contrast with the Franciscan tints of Mr. Bulstrode.†   (source)
  • He was a man obviously on the way towards sixty, very florid and hairy, with much gray in his bushy whiskers and thick curly hair, a stoutish body which showed to disadvantage the somewhat worn joinings of his clothes, and the air of a swaggerer, who would aim at being noticeable even at a show of fireworks, regarding his own remarks on any other person's performance as likely to be more interesting than the performance itself.†   (source)
  • Apart from his dinners and his coursing, Mr. Vincy, blustering as he was, had as little of his own way as if he had been a prime minister: the force of circumstances was easily too much for him, as it is for most pleasure-loving florid men; and the circumstance called Rosamond was particularly forcible by means of that mild persistence which, as we know, enables a white soft living substance to make its way in spite of opposing rock.†   (source)
  • I hate a florid complexion and dark eyes in a man.†   (source)
  • How the floridness of the materials of cities shrivels before a man's or woman's look!†   (source)
  • The florid voice thundered on.†   (source)
  • All that Italian florid music is.†   (source)
  • O manhood, balanced, florid and full.†   (source)
  • The Originatress comes, The nest of languages, the bequeather of poems, the race of eld, Florid with blood, pensive, rapt with musings, hot with passion, Sultry with perfume, with ample and flowing garments, With sunburnt visage, with intense soul and glittering eyes, The race of Brahma comes.†   (source)
  • It had, indeed, very little of feminine in it, and would have become a man at least as well as a woman; for, to say the truth, youth and florid health had a very considerable share in the composition.†   (source)
  • Their style is clear, masculine, and smooth, but not florid; for they avoid nothing more than multiplying unnecessary words, or using various expressions.†   (source)
  • …that sweet grove Of Daphne by Orontes, and the inspired Castalian spring, might with this Paradise Of Eden strive; nor that Nyseian isle Girt with the river Triton, where old Cham, Whom Gentiles Ammon call and Libyan Jove, Hid Amalthea, and her florid son Young Bacchus, from his stepdame Rhea's eye; Nor where Abassin kings their issue guard, Mount Amara, though this by some supposed True Paradise under the Ethiop line By Nilus' head, enclosed with shining rock, A whole day's journey…†   (source)
  • The whole world already crowns him with glory;— Both in physique and character he's laudatory; He has red ears and a florid, flushing face With him for a mate you'd live in joyful grace.†   (source)
  • To prevent which, I presently made a large orifice in the vein of the left arm, whence I drew twenty ounces of blood; which I expected to have found extremely sizy and glutinous, or indeed coagulated, as it is in pleuretic complaints; but, to my surprize, it appeared rosy and florid, and its consistency differed little from the blood of those in perfect health.†   (source)
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