livid


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livid

1. (of the skin) discoloured, as from a bruise or contusion
2. of a greyish tinge or colour
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A sob which Mordaunt could not repress burst from his throat and his livid face became suffused with blood; he clenched his fists, sweat covered his face, his hair, like Hamlet's, stood on end, and racked with fury he cried out:
Well, then, after all," said the envious Boxtel, -- raising his livid face from his hands in which it had been buried -- "if he has them, he can keep them only as long as he lives, and "
As we went I glanced back, and there was that yellow livid face watching us out of the upper window.
cried Milady, suffocated by terror, her hair loosening itself, and rising above her livid countenance as if alive.
cried Bertuccio, whose copper complexion became livid -- "I go to Auteuil?
But this extraordinarily lean and livid youth seemed to have no more blood in him than a snail.
He found his patient stretched on his bed, his legs swelled, his face livid, and his stomach collapsed.
Grimaud seized his arm in his bony fingers, and pointed to the bed, upon the sheets of which the livid tints of death already showed.
There she stood, frozen to the ground, gazing with starting eyes, and livid cheeks, and every feature fixed and ghastly, upon the man he had encountered in the dark last night.
His colour has turned to a livid white, and ominous marks have come to light about his nose, as if the finger of the very devil himself had, within the last few moments, touched it here and there.
I remember him as if it were yesterday, as he came plodding to the inn door, his sea-chest following behind him in a hand-barrow--a tall, strong, heavy, nut-brown man, his tarry pigtail falling over the shoulder of his soiled blue coat, his hands ragged and scarred, with black, broken nails, and the sabre cut across one cheek, a dirty, livid white.
He did not speak or move, but the blotchy green of his countenance turned livid, and the froth froze upon his lips.