Definition of 'violet'
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Example sentences containing 'violet'
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People will be interested in the bout between us as neither of us is a shrinking violet. The Sun (2017)Too many heads are shrinking violets. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Also detectable in sheltered spots in woods are the dark green, heart-shaped leaves of sweet violets. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Red adds spice while blue and violet promote restful sleep. The Sun (2013)The face lifted to his with violet eyes wide in surprise. THE WOLF AND THE DOVEThe fragrant scent of the sweet violet has long been prized. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Take another deep breath and imagine the colour violet as you breathe out. POSITIVE THINKING: Everything you have always known about positive thinking but were afraid to put into practice (2001)So much for the idea that medieval women were shrinking violets! Words Of Love: Passionate Women from Heloise to Sylvia Plath (2006)None of them is a shrinking violet. Times, Sunday Times (2016)After a moment he raised his head to gaze down into violet eyes lifted innocently to his. THE WOLF AND THE DOVE Pure violet is the darkest colour. Collins Complete Guide to Photography (1993)An ultra violet light could also be used by farmers before harvesting a crop to ensure that residues had been washed off. The Residue Report - an action plan for safer food (1988)Our walk takes us past primroses and violets, and abandoned hazelnut orchards. Times, Sunday Times (2007)But it's not all roses and violets. The Sun (2010)Roses are red, violets are blue. The Sun (2013)The darkest pure colour is violet, the lightest yellow. Photographers Handbook (1993)It has larger flowers that are more violet than blue, and have very little scent. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The catalogue also lists many different colours of African violets. The Sun (2009)They can further be distinguished from sweet violets by the way in which their leaves and flowers spring from branches of the main stem. Times, Sunday Times (2012)This is the sweet violet. Times, Sunday Times (2016)I pointed out the daffodils under the apple trees, the bluebells and the white violets. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Add in the fact that our eyes are more sensitive to blue light than to violet, and that's why we see the sky as blue. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
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Translations for 'violet'
British English: violet NOUN
A violet is a small plant that has purple or white flowers in the spring.
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