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The village organist had distinguished himself by his florid rendering of the Wedding March.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
On one occasion, a general titter arose at his florid picture of the happiness which must proceed from this event.
THE BOOK OF ANECDOTES AND BUDGET OF FUN;VARIOUS
Once he learnt, with his aunt, the exceedingly florid duet in Semiramide, and sang the soprano part admirably.
THE LIFE & LETTERS OF PETER ILICH TCHAIKOVSKYMODESTE TCHAIKOVSKY
Darker grew his florid countenance; his bulging eyes looked troubled and perplexed.
MISTRESS WILDINGRAFAEL SABATINI
The last had a very brilliant career as an orator, though his orations were too florid to be read.
BEACON LIGHTS OF HISTORY, VOLUME IJOHN LORD
Learned people say it is built in the florid Gothic style of architecture, and we are not inclined to dispute their definition.
OUR CHURCHES AND CHAPELSATTICUS
"Well, wind him up and let's see what he'll do," growled the man, his face florid in the colored light of the Green Room.
THE SALESMANWALDO T. BOYD
They dye their heads with various and the most florid colours, for the purpose of improving their appearance.
THE GEOGRAPHY OF STRABO, VOLUME III (OF 3)STRABO
Her face, under an ornate black hat, was like a great rose full of overlapping curves of florid flesh.
THE BUTTERFLY HOUSEMARY E. WILKINS FREEMAN
The incident promised, however, to pass off in a fine florid way.
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