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of the colour rose; rosy
see through rose-coloured glasses, see through rose-coloured spectacles, see through rose-tinted glasses, see through rose-tinted spectacles, to view in an excessively optimistic light
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  • Its plumage is rose-coloured, the wings being brighter than any other part.

    The History of Louisiana Le Page Du Pratz
  • The fatalism of youth, unlike that of age, is all rose-coloured.

    Lord Kilgobbin Charles Lever
  • Her spirits were excellent, and all the promise of the future was rose-coloured and bright.

    Lord Kilgobbin Charles Lever
  • At the other spring it is first rose-coloured, and then dark red.

  • What cloud is crossing the rose-coloured field of his horoscope?

    The Scalp Hunters Mayne Reid
  • He is so far superior to Maginn, that his vice is rose-coloured and refined.

    Lady Byron Vindicated Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • The next day I am in Klam, where the rose-coloured room awaits me.

    The Inferno August Strindberg
  • Returning to the rose-coloured room, I open the book at haphazard and read.

    The Inferno August Strindberg
  • Eight days and eight quiet nights I spend in the rose-coloured room.

    The Inferno August Strindberg

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