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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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As with Pecola Breedlove in The Bluest Eye, God Help The Child's protagonist, Lula Ann Bridewell (who calls herself Bride), is subjected to ridicule and rejection because of her dark complexion.
Pecola in The Bluest Eye and Sorrow in A Mercy, two traumatized girls, poignantly exemplify this impact.
My favorite book-the book that introduced me to the idea that stories could be written with the lyrical language of poetry, and to the power of a novel to reflect and heal; the deepest grief--was Morrison's The Bluest Eye.
3 Thus, considering The Bluest Eye among a decidedly white and seemingly static and homogeneous canon of Midwestern literature and criticism can shed new light on both Morrison's regional affiliations and on Midwestern culture more broadly At the same time, I propose that it does Morrison's work a disservice to merely read it in relation to Midwestern literature of the preceding generations, and suggest that attention to the specificities of Morrison's regional formations yields a new Midwesternism.
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.
There is no doubt in this: you pay less during the sales season but at the expense of getting caught in a crossfire in the handbags section;you win an online freebie and you find your email account deluged with of- fers from "carefully screened companies" and, if, during the bluest of blue moons, Cam- paign Middle East's Iain Akerman buys you a drink, you can be sure it's not to discuss the finer points of the leg-before- wicket law in cricket.
There are stewards in luminous jackets and the woods are mapped with coordinated signs, the bluest spots indicated.
THE tenth novel from the Nobel Prize-winning author, who brought us The Bluest Eye and Beloved, introduces us to Frank Money, an African-American Korean war veteran who has returned to 1950s segregated America.
The repeal of marriage equality in California via Proposition 8 and subsequent legal battle over the repeal has been eye-opening to many Democrats, who wonder if even one of the bluest states can rescind civil rights granted to its citizens, isn't federal protection needed?
Lydia Diamond's theatrical adaptation of Toni Morrison's novel, The Bluest Eye, opens with Pecola Breedlove, the story's eleven-year-old protagonist, standing at center stage.
Our baby was born with the bluest eyes, and my mom always said Paul Newman "marked" him.
A CANCUN holiday means long stretches of fine white sand beaches, the bluest waters of the Caribbean Sea, and all under the hot Mexican sun.
Priced from A$3585 per person ex Sydney and Melbourne, and A$3605 ex Brisbane, this oval-shaped haven features some of the bluest lagoons in French Polynesia .
8) This is crucial especially for white readers of black texts such as The Bluest Eye for, as Gayatri Spivak put it, "the holders of hegemonic discourse should .
This bluest of the blue states elected a hitherto unknown Republican moderate by the name of Scott Brown to the Senate seat recently vacated by the death of Ted Kennedy.