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blue

1. mod. depressed; melancholy. That music always makes me blue.
2. mod. obscene; vulgar; dirty. Those blue jokes don’t go over very well around here.
3. n. the sky; the heavens. The idea came to me right out of the blue.
4. mod. alcohol intoxicated. You might say I’m blue. Others might note that I am stoned.
5. n. an amphetamine tablet or capsule, especially a blue one. (Drugs.) How are blues different from reds and yellows?
6. n. a police officer; the police. The blues will be here in a minute.
7. n. a 10-mg tablet of Valium. (Drugs.) In treatment they kept giving me blues to calm me down. Now I can’t live without them.
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All of us were once the ages of the children in The Bluest Eye.
A senior editor at Random House when her own authorial career began, Morrison has always displayed a special awareness for her texts' material messages, beginning with the original dust jacket for The Bluest Eye, which consisted entirely of the novel's opening three paragraphs below a small line for title and author.
8] In The Bluest Eye, Morrison provides perhaps the most dramatic refashioning of the passing figure through its main character, Pecola Breedlove, who is dark and "ugly," incapable of becoming a blue-eyed Shirley Temple.
Rosemary Bra/s complaint about Straight's Blacker Than a Thousand Midnights (1996), that "the number of people who make an appearance in the novel might serve to confuse all but the most single-minded reader" (2), echoes a comment by Robert Sargent a decade ago that The Bluest Eye suffered because "the contrasting [central] figures are somew hat obscured by a host of minor figures and by the shifting point of view" (231).
In The Bluest Eye, however, Claudia tells Pecola's story.
A blue cruise is the ultimate escape to the beauty of the Turquoise coast, cruising to secluded bays with the bluest crystal clear water imaginable, and days of endless sunshine, mountain peaks rising to almost 3000 meters above sea level.
The Bluest Eye" is a book on the recommended reading list for high school students by Common Core, the new unfunded mandate for Alabama schools.
BRITAIN'S bluest comedian will be performing at the Pavilion Theatre, Rhyl on Friday, August 16.
Described as his bluest show yet, Chubby doesn't hold back from sharing his outlandish views on the news, women and gender, with promoters saying he sails so close to the mark, even the most seasoned of fans will be left gob-smacked.
There are half a dozen number one country hits on these two albums - That Rock Won't Roll, I'll Still Be Loving You, Why Does It Have To Be, Wheels, The Bluest Eyes In Texas and A Tender Lie.
If you have a rock garden or spaces between trees, Scilla siberica is one of the bluest of all blue flowers.
The short story she wrote for this group would grow into her first novel, The Bluest Eye.
Or, purchase an inexpensive LED faucet fixture for each apartment and answer every phone call with, "Thank you for calling [community name], home to the bluest water in town.
I knew my dad was right, but I just kept feeling bluer than the bluest blueberry in Blue Land
There are stewards in luminous jackets and the woods are mapped with coordinated signs, the bluest spots indicated.