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Redden \Red"den\ (r?d"d'n), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Reddened (-d'nd); p. pr. & vb. n. Reddening.] [From Red,

  1. ] To make red or somewhat red; to give a red color to.

  1. Made red. v

  2. (en-past of: redden)

  1. adj. (especially of the face) reddened or suffused with or as if with blood from emotion or exertion; "crimson with fury"; "turned red from exertion"; "with puffy reddened eyes"; "red-faced and violent"; "flushed (or crimson) with embarrassment" [syn: crimson, red, red-faced, flushed]

  2. lighted with red light as if with flames; "streets ablaze with lighted Christmas trees"; "the inflamed clouds at sunset"; "reddened faces around the campfire" [syn: ablaze(p), inflamed]

Usage examples of "reddened".

Ralph reddened at his word, and the other looked at him steadily as he spoke, so that Ralph deemed that he mistrusted him: he deemed moreover that three or four of the others looked hard at him as they went towards the door, while Roger stood somewhat smiling, and humming a snatch of an old song.

She reddened furiously and rubbed her wound, then glared angrily at the short grinning man who slipped past her, idly flipping a rubber band.

It was growing light now, and he could see that she reddened and then turned pale and set her lips close.

And she smiled, but her face reddened so deeply that her grey eyes looked strange and light therein.

Ralph reddened but said naught, and let her put scizzors amongst his curly locks, and take what of them she would.

Withal there were many warriors amongst the throng, and most of these bore a token on their sleeves, to wit, a sword reddened with blood.

Ralph reddened and scowled at her word, and the Sage led them into the other talk.

Ralph reddened as he spake, and Ursula looked on him anxiously, but that talk dropped for the present, and they fell to talking of lighter and more familiar matters.

The old man laughed a little, and reddened withal, but answered nothing.

As the plainsman slowly reddened, the Gaul gestured, daring him to come out face to face in single combat.

He reddened when he realized that, of course, his listeners had no idea what he was talking about.

But then she looked up at him with such sadness in her reddened eyes that he felt something harden inside his chest, as if part of him had turned to clay.

Beneath the grime, and but for the reddened marks made by my fingers, and to me quite incredibly, her skin was unmarked.

A plump body in a sunlit lane, with a face, warmed and reddened, which finally smiled back to me.

It was still reddened by the marks of my fingers, but beneath, on her wrist, there was the stigmata, the scab, the Mark.