Meaning of VIOLET in English

VIOLET

noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

shrinking violet

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ VERB

shrink

Not all candidates are shrinking violets .

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

After incubation for 3 days at 35.8°C, each microtitre plate was stained with 0.05% crystal violet in 25% ethyl alcohol.

Cherries turn up again in a buttermilk pudding tricked out with rose petals and violets.

He then unfolded and mounted his own, circular, of gentian violet gently banded with the lovely Dior gold.

I sprinkled water in front of the altar, and put some flowers on it, violets and dogwood.

Just walking down the hall was enough to make even the bravest shy violet hide her petals under her leaves.

She was looking at the posy of Neapolitan violets that had just arrived from Alfred.

She wore her corsage of violets and primroses pinned to the lapel of her grey suit.

Where the two colours meet there is often a soft misty violet which gives the image a feeling of air and space.

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