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azure

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Definition a shade of blue similar to that of the sky on a clear sunny day
  • Spring break officially opens the beach season, and the warm sun, pristine sand and azure ocean beckon students, families and friends alike for this exciting annual rite of passage.
    Julia Ryan
  • ...the rarest, those streaked with azure and the deepest crimson, flutter away beyond my reach.
    Logan Pearsall Smith
  • A novel is a mirror carried along a high road. At one moment it reflects to your vision the azure skies at another the mire of the puddles at your feet.
    Stendhal (Marie-Henri Beyle)  --  Le Rouge et le Noir (The Red and the Black) (translated by C.K. Scott-Moncrieff)
  • 'Tis distance lends enchantment to the view, and robes the mountain in its azure hue.
    Thomas Campbell
  • A perfectly healthy sentence, it is true, is extremely rare. For the most part we miss the hue and fragrance of the thought; as if we could be satisfied with the dews of the morning or evening without their colors, or the heavens without their azure.
    Henry David Thoreau
  • Morning azured the village
  • It sounded now, untouched by death's corruption: "Farewell to Transfiguration's azure And to the Second Coming's gold!
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • "Ah, yes, Washington," pronounced Prefontaine, raising his glass to the orange-and-azure sky.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • Mary Chivers's mighty feats of athleticism could not have been performed with the twenty-inch waist that May Archer's azure sash so easily spanned.
    Edith Wharton  --  The Age of Innocence
  • The sky became an azure blue.
    Zane Grey  --  The Call of the Canyon
  • There was a rippling image of an island set under cloudless azure skies.
    Micheal Scott  --  The Alchemyst
  • The first showed Zachary standing knee-deep in azure water on a beach dotted with whitewashed houses.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • The sun grew very white and warm in the clear, azure sky.
    Rudolfo Anaya  --  Bless Me, Ultima
  • True, the colors seemed brighter than in England, the sky more vivid, an azure blue that just disappeared and grew deeper and deeper to infinity.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • The appeals from Nice say that several hundred thousand refugees are camped in makeshift shelter on the Cote d'Azure.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • Arms: Azure, three caltrops in chief over a fess sable.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • The sky was a satin azure, dimmed slightly by the haze, the air cool and light with a meandering breeze.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • Ahead, the extending rocks were unqualifiedly clear, hard, and azure.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
  • Finally they stood by the lighthouse, exhausted, surrounded by water on three sides, pale green in the harbor, azure behind.
    Jhumpa Lahiri  --  The Namesake
  • As he did so there came a shrill, vibrant cry and he caught sight, between the plants, of a brilliant azure bird flashing past over the open water.
    Richard Adams  --  Watership Down

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