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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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The pregnant Pecola ultimately loses her baby, by which time she has crossed the line into madness, fixating on a mirror that displays what she believes to be her magically altered "truly bluely eyes.
see her hovering feet, More bluely veined, more soft, more whitely sweet Than those of sea-born Venus (1.
Blowing a succession of smoke rings that wobble bluely above my head.
We see bluely or redly, as it were, but there is no awareness in our simple seeing of the red that the red we see is there.
7) On Chisholm's view to have a blue sensation is to be appeared to bluely, thus avoiding ontological commitment to intermediate objects of any kind between the knower and the thing known.
On the other hand, a property like that of being such that the subject senses bluely is a property which experiences may have but is not even a candidate for being a property which physical objects may have or appear to have.