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His face was livid, and great beads of perspiration stood on his brow.

This discoloration was of a livid blue, about the tint of a tattoo mark.

His cheek was livid, his eyes closed, his chest heaved wildly.

I felt that I was pale and then livid, with a will that was determined to conquer.

Eve, livid, with wildly staring eyes, did not seem to understand.

Her face was livid with anguish; and she waited, her hands trembling with fear.

He had been on guard about half an hour when Juve, livid, frantic, rushed towards him.

She had not yet wept; her face was livid, contracted, hardened by cold rage.

He was alone, beside himself, with livid face and scarce able to stammer.

The orderly caught at him and looked for a moment at his livid face.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., "of a bluish-leaden color," from Middle French livide and directly from Latin lividus "of a bluish color, black and blue," figuratively "envious, spiteful, malicious," from livere "be bluish," earlier *slivere, from PIE *sliwo-, suffixed form of root *(s)leie- "bluish" (cf. Old Church Slavonic and Russian sliva "plum;" Lithuanian slywas "plum;" Old Irish li, Welsh lliw "color, splendor," Old English sla "sloe"). The sense of "furiously angry" (1912) is from the notion of being livid with rage.

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