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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Purple
 
  Purpled as with stains of wine.
            —Thomas Bailey Aldrich
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  Purple as a pansy.
            —Anonymous
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  Purple as the Nile.
            —Anonymous
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  Purple like that of a prelate.
            —John Dennis
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  Purple … like robes of a king.
            —Robert Noel
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  Purple like the unplucked plum.
            —Elizabeth D. Stoddard
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  Purple, like the blush of even.
            —William Wordsworth
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