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purple haze

noun

LSD

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  • The heat it emptied quivered visibly in the parched fields, and the mountains swam in a purple haze.

  • At last they showed it her, that gleaming golden cloud upon the purple haze of the horizon.

    Folle-Farine Ouida
  • When he stood on the low platform before the convention, he trembled and saw only a purple haze.

    Babbitt Sinclair Lewis
  • This we could not now fully appreciate for dusk was falling and the city was in a purple haze, which deepened as we looked.

    Romance of Roman Villas Elizabeth W. (Elizbeth Williams) Champney
  • Trent, who had risen early, saw the dome of the Shwe Dagon in the dawn, like a rippling flame against the purple haze.

    Caravans By Night Harry Hervey
  • All you need is a touch here and there of yellow-white against that purple haze.

    The Wood Fire in No. 3 F. Hopkinson Smith
  • Faint it lay in the distance, only a few of its white spires shining out dimly from the purple haze.

  • The day of the picnic rose clear and bright, changing soon to the purple haze and soft air of a day in late November.

Slang definitions & phrases for purple haze

purple haze

noun phrase

LSD mixed with methedrine (1967+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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