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(of the complexion) deep red or purplish; florid
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  • Olaf was a very noticeable man, very tall and broad, with a golden beard; he was high-coloured and had bright blue eyes.

    Frey and His Wife Maurice Henry Hewlett
  • I sat there, hating the exuberance of her bust, and her high-coloured wig.

    More Trivia Logan Pearsall Smith
  • Dr. Biron was a man of about forty, with a high-coloured face and an active, vigorous frame.

    Fantmas Pierre Souvestre
  • The former will produce the high-coloured, the latter the pale sherry.

    Newton Forster Captain Frederick Marryat
  • He looked frail enough beside these fresh young English sportsmen, or even the high-coloured planters, burnt without and within.

    The Gorgeous Isle Gertrude Atherton
  • I have forgotten the details; no doubt they were high-coloured.

    St. Ives Robert Louis Stevenson
  • A certain school of French novelist, with high-coloured tales of Parisian life, is responsible for his country's reputation.

    Another Sheaf John Galsworthy
  • Otherwise he might cause trouble, and Gabriel mentally thought of the high-coloured young lady in the bar.

    The Bishop's Secret Fergus Hume
  • Where do high-coloured flowers revel better than at Woolwich and Birmingham?

  • Back of this, in his fading consciousness was the high-coloured image of a candy cane, too splendid for earth.

    The Seeker Harry Leon Wilson

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