Usage examples for blues

  1. An utter weariness with frequent spells of the blues took possession of him; and the story of his life for some years is the story of the long pursuit of health in England, Switzerland, and especially in Italy. – Autobiography and Selected Essays by Thomas Henry Huxley
  2. I tried hard not to let the blues get the upper hand again. – Dreamers of the Ghetto by I. Zangwill
  3. It gave me the blues- what I saw of it. – T. Tembarom by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  4. Three years ago Joe Meek had tried to find a better trail west of the Blues. – The Covered Wagon by Emerson Hough
  5. Besides, you have a dark shade of the blues, my dear; and this remedy is capital for the blues. – The Mettle of the Pasture by James Lane Allen
  6. This was a great convenience as well as pleasure to them, and when Clare had a fit of the blues, she would go off to Brambleton and do some shopping, and return quite interested and eager to tell all she had seen and heard. – The Carved Cupboard by Amy Le Feuvre
  7. But where did you get the strange idea that you could manage Chouans without letting them rob a few Blues here and there? – The Chouans by Honore de Balzac
  8. Was he ill, or had he the blues? – The Twilight of the Souls by Louis Couperus
  9. " Got the blues, because his muse won't work," Mabane said. – The Master Mummer by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  10. Ordinarily when described as " the blues" they have no definite connection with any known physical cause. – Psychotherapy by James J. Walsh
  11. " We must get up an excursion of some kind to- morrow, or we shall all be in the blues," he said to himself, and when tea- time arrived he had all the plans cut and dried. – Sisters Three by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  12. One would say, she continued, that the brave Colonel Darke had the blues to- day! – Mohun, or, The Last Days of Lee by John Esten Cooke
  13. Before the train reached the city of the Blues the news that McCarthy was missing had spread through the car of the Bears. – Jimmy Kirkland and the Plot for a Pennant by Hugh S. Fullerton
  14. Just as Barker's Blues were swinging round the corner after them, they were stopped, but not by an enemy; only by the voice of one man, and he a friend. – The Napoleon of Notting Hill by Gilbert K. Chesterton
  15. " You- all air gettin' the blues," said Larry, with solicitude. – The U.P. Trail by Zane Grey
  16. She's had the blues for a week, but I thought she was all right this evening. – Betty Wales Freshman by Edith K. Dunton
  17. They might be friends of yours, For all I ken: though I've never taken, myself, To the little boy- blues. – Krindlesyke by Wilfrid Wilson Gibson
  18. She was as near to having a case of the blues as was possible to one of her care- free, buoyant nature. – Marjorie Dean College Freshman by Pauline Lester