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feel blue

Be depressed or sad, as in I was really feeling blue after she told me she was leaving . The use of blue to mean “sad” dates from the late 1300s. See also blue funk , def. 2; have the blues
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  • Ida says—but I won't tell you what Ida says—she always makes me feel blue.

    My Wife and I Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • It made him feel blue, and his big picture, which had seemed so promising the day before, looked hopelessly bad in this new mood.

    Different Girls

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  • Josephine had now joined them and the conversation ran to lighter channels much to Masons relief as he was beginning to feel blue.

    Mason of Bar X Ranch Henry Bennett
  • But it does no good to feel blue over it; you'll come back again all right, anyway.

    With Sully into the Sioux Land Joseph Mills Hanson
  • If they feel blue they read about total depravity—and cheer up.

  • I am still around among wounded same, but will not make you feel blue by filling my letter with sad particulars.

    The Wound Dresser Walt Whitman
  • I can feel blue lightning chasing up and down my spine right now.

    Baby Mine Margaret Mayo
  • It was funny, but it made me feel blue and unattached and terribly alone in the world.

    The Prairie Wife Arthur Stringer

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