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    a purple patch

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?

    His prime belonged to a period when the purple patch was in vogue , and there are descriptive passages in his works that have found their way into all the anthologies of English prose.

    a purple patch = an inflated style

    Thanks for your efforts.

    Regard,

    V


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    Re: a purple patch

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?

    His prime belonged to a period when the purple patch was in vogue , and there are descriptive passages in his works that have found their way into all the anthologies of English prose.

    a purple patch = an inflated style

    Thanks for your efforts.

    Regard,

    V
    Yes, you are right.A purple patch is flowery and ornate patch in an otherwise simple or less decorated book or essay etc

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