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blue wave

In the US, a surge of voters supporting Democratic candidates, resulting in an unusually high number being elected to office. (Democrats are associated with the color blue.) Liberals are hopeful that a blue wave is coming in the midterm elections this fall.
See also: blue, wave
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cried Daggoo, all at once, from his now quiet, swinging perch overhead; and looking further off from the side, we saw an arm thrust upright from the blue waves; a sight strange to see, as an arm thrust forth from the grass over a grave.
The blue waves of Lake Erie danced, rippling and sparkling, in the sun-light.
It is the beginning of the epic poem 'Temora.' 'The blue waves of Ullin roll in light; the green hills are covered with day; trees shake their dusty heads in the breeze.' And this this gorgeous, yet simple imagery, where all is alive and panting with immortality-this, William Wordsworth, the author of 'Peter Bell,' has selected for his contempt.
But her wide-open eyes first saw, through the slats of the coop, the blue waves of the ocean, now calm and placid, and her thoughts flew back to the past night, so full of danger and discomfort.
And, as it seemed to her, the blue waves nodded in a strange manner; then she took off her red shoes, the most precious things she possessed, and threw them both into the river.
Minerva sent them a fair wind from the West, {22} that whistled over the deep blue waves {23} whereon Telemachus told them to catch hold of the ropes and hoist sail, and they did as he told them.
With the sun rose the Fairies, and, with Eva, hastened away to the fountain, whose cool waters were soon filled with little forms, and the air ringing with happy voices, as the Elves floated in the blue waves among the fair white lilies, or sat on the green moss, smoothing their bright locks, and wearing fresh garlands of dewy flowers.
He saw radiant joy in her face, he saw the flowers beat against her dress in blue waves. The bushes above them closed.
In southern Illinois there were no red waves or blue waves on Tuesday.
Imelda Tolentino, Mimaropa police information officer, said Ace Malbog and Aiza Sapallo, both 32, were hacked by an unidentified man at Blue Waves Hotel in Barangay Zone 1 at 1:40 a.m.
Dubai: Jires Kembo Ekoko's transfer from Al Ain to Al Nasr was confirmed on Wednesday, but the French striker may not be match fit for The Blue Waves' Arabian Gulf League opener at home to Emirates Club on Friday.
Photographers and locals captured images of eerie and glowing blue waves. Dr Luke Hedge from the Sydney Institute of Marine Sciences said the blue light came from a group of small animals in the sea.
Insulated picnic tote in blue waves by Scout, $26; Panache, 520 E.
the blue waves of the caldera, the whitewashed stones