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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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  • This droops gracefully to one side and the general effect is that of a bed of rose-coloured flowers.

    The Log of the Sun William Beebe
  • Her spirits were excellent, and all the promise of the future was rose-coloured and bright.

    Lord Kilgobbin Charles Lever
  • The Commandant had a glimpse at the same moment of a skirt of rose-coloured silk, brocaded in a pattern of silver.

    Major Vigoureux A. T. Quiller-Couch
  • He is so far superior to Maginn, that his vice is rose-coloured and refined.

    Lady Byron Vindicated Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • Eight days and eight quiet nights I spend in the rose-coloured room.

    The Inferno August Strindberg
  • Zoe's thoughts were often sad ones, but her dreams were rose-coloured.

    Our Little Grecian Cousin Mary F. Nixon-Roulet
  • And Goualeuse took from her pocket a little bundle of wood trimmed very carefully, and tied with a rose-coloured bow.

  • Most of the species have white and rose-coloured flowers, and they are very fragrant.

    Orchids James O'Brien
  • He went into Wigginton's and bought a rose-coloured ribbon for his straw hat.

    At His Gates, Vol. 2(of 3) Margaret Oliphant

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