If 2003's The Da Vinci Code was plodding and overly talky, at least director Ron Howard has cut down on the purple prose
of author Dan Brown's source novel and made this sequel more of an old-fashioned chase thriller, with clues aplenty to be solved.
Along with his purple prose
, Moynihan's sober facts were consigned to the realm of the politically incorrect.
Thompson-Cannino and Cotton's writing is cliched, but their powerful story transcends the purple prose
There is an almost indecipherable bit of purple prose
by Esther Lombardi entitled, "Introduction," where she says, "Illusion is that which misleads.
Certainly, last year's Ficci-Frames convention was a platform for some purple prose
along those lines.
Because sports offered such diversion, reporters were allowed more latitude to write colorful, even purple prose
while news writing became increasingly objective.
Perched in our claustrophobic offices, he wrote purple prose
that would make Donald Trump blush.
If you can overlook the prolix, purple prose
, however, and if you are a specialist or enthusiast interested in the aeronautical fine points of WWI air combat, Bennett provides a useful and insightful guide.
I was going to write some purple prose
on the scoring exploits of a certain forward, but I daren't do it.
In his early career, one hack with a gift for purple prose
wrote that he had "raven hair as sleek as molten tar and a melting eye that brings every bird off the twig for miles around".
We couldn't find Judge Taylor's attempt to grapple with those precedents, perhaps because they'd have interfered with the lilt of her purple prose
But wait a minute, how can that "finest in the world" purple prose
He engaged in purple prose
often redeemed by awe-inspiring breadth and depth of vision.
The purple prose
includes phrases like "my insides were gleefully dancing" and a poem by Katie that begins "Please stop dear tears / You're splashing in my ears.