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red mist

(informal) a feeling of extreme anger that clouds one's judgment temporarily
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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  • He raises himself on his elbow, and tries to wipe the red mist from his eyes that he may see her the more clearly.

    Moth and Rust Mary Cholmondeley
  • They plunged on through the red mist toward the flaming pillars.

    Vulcan's Workshop Harl Vincent
  • Columns of steamy vapour moved back and forth and enclosed them, and the sun set in a red mist.

    Before the Dawn Joseph Alexander Altsheler
  • For a moment his eyes were clouded by the red mist that danced before them.

    The Keepers of the Trail Joseph A. Altsheler
  • A red mist spread between him and the line of electric lights.

    K Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • The winning numbers were going up, and he saw them in a red mist.

    Miser Farebrother (vol 2 of 3) Benjamin Leopold Farjeon
  • When he appeared in the doorway she scarcely recognised him, so thick was the red mist before her eyes.

    The Song of Songs Hermann Sudermann

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