[ UK /ɛmpˈɜːpə‍ld/ ]
  1. excessively elaborate or showily expressed
    an over-embellished story of the fish that got away
    a writer of empurpled literature
    many purple passages
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How To Use empurpled In A Sentence

  • She sent me the red rose we called hers, her type and symbol, to wear inside my wedding dress - I have it still, a few petals empurpled with age, pressed inside an old locket.’
  • Charles pointed at the largest of the humpy islands that had once been empurpled in the sunset. Here Comes Another Lesson
  • Intended as ironic, this remark empurpled the anti-anti-Communists who predominated on the intellectual left.
  • Higher and higher wheels the great sun, driving the river mist before it and sending down through the softly whispering foliage a thousand shafts of burnished gold that seek out the violet, drain the nectareous dewdrop from its chalice and kiss the grape until its youthful sap changes to empurpled blood beneath the passionate caress. The Complete Works of Brann the Iconoclast, Volume 1.
  • She turned, her wild sow-eyes glowing back over her shoulder and her empurpled lips puckered a moment.
  • The Minotaur lumbered across a rusty bog empurpled with heather. Here Comes Another Lesson
  • The blood ran away and empurpled her thigh.
  • The big production paintings, like Winter Timber (2008) — actually many separate canvases fitted together in postproduction — are stagy, and you may tire of its empurpled sweetness. The Unconfounding Delight of David Hockney
  • You know that sickening feeling of inadequacy and over-exposure you feel when you look upon your own empurpled prose? We don’t need no stinking rules « Write Anything
  • The blood ran away and empurpled her thigh.
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