Citations:mauve

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English citations of mauve

Noun[edit]

1890 1914 1922
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  • 1890, Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray:
    Never trust a woman who wears mauve, whatever her age may be, or a woman over thirty-five who is fond of pink ribbons.
  • 1914, Saki (H. H. Munro), The Dreamer:
    “We haven’t any mauve,” said the assistant, “but we’ve two shades of green and a darker shade of grey.”
  • 1922, Arthur Conan Doyle, The Horror of the Heights:
    The whole aspect of this monster was formidable and threatening, and it kept changing its colour from a very light mauve to a dark, angry purple so thick that it cast a shadow as it drifted between my monoplane and the sun.


Adjective[edit]

1919 1986
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