BLUES in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of BLUES
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blues
 n.  gloom; depressed spirits
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  Nothing moved except the gliding carriages, and the people were small and wooden, spots in a picture drenched with gold and hard bright blues.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIX
2  His face cleared at once, and he took three reds and three blues.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 2. The Hired Girls: V
3  The crude reds and greens and blues of that coloured glass held us there.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 2. The Hired Girls: VI
4  "O, come, Marie, you've got the blues, this morning," said St. Clare.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
5  The sunrise burned red in a pure sky, the shadows on the rim of the wood-lot were darkly blue, and beyond the white and scintillating fields patches of far-off forest hung like smoke.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In III
6  Here and there a star pricked through, showing behind it a deep well of blue.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In IV
7  Slowly the rim of the rainy vapours caught fire and burnt away, and a pure moon swung into the blue.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In VIII
8  The lane passed into a pine-wood with boles reddening in the afternoon sun and delicate blue shadows on the snow.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In IX
9  An hour later when the conversation began to lag, Gerald, with a guile that belied the wide innocence of his bright blue eyes, proposed a game.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
10  Gerald's sharp blue eyes noticed how efficiently his neighbors' houses were run and with what ease the smooth-haired wives in rustling skirts managed their servants.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
11  The day was warm for April and the golden sunlight streamed brilliantly into Scarlett's room through the blue curtains of the wide windows.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
12  And everywhere amid the greenery, on flags and bunting, blazed the bright stars of the Confederacy on their background of red and blue.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
13  From it she took a pack of letters tied together with a blue ribbon, addressed in Ashley's hand to Melanie.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
14  About the blue cloth, when it comes to a choice between having holes in your britches or patching them with pieces of a captured Yankee uniform--well, there just isn't any choice.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
15  He had so many hats, wide Panamas for summer, tall beavers for formal occasions, hunting hats, slouch hats of tan and black and blue.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
Example Sentence: (106 in 8 pages)
16  The town police wear dark blue uniforms and flat caps.
17  She was wearing dark blue pants and a white sweater.
18  These shirts come in three different colours: white, pale blue and khaki.
19  He had on a blue and white checked shirt and jeans.
20  He is in his better blue clothes.
21  The weather there can be a bit unpredictable - one minute it's blue skies and the next minute it's pouring down.
22  The collision between reality and faith to our young black and blue.
23  A single pale blue flower grows up from each joint on a long stalk.
24  The night deep dark blue eyes.
25  If you mix blue and yellow, you get green.
26  The sky was blue and clean.
27  A blue vein throbbed in his forehead.
28  She emerged from the sea, blue with cold.
29  She piped the skirt with blue silk.
30  Her hands were blue with cold.