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pale

adjective anemic in comparison, become impooent, become tarnished, colorless in comparison, contrast, dim, dismal, drab, drained of color, dreary in comparison, fails in comparison, feeble in comparison, flat in comparison, flimsy in comparison, frail in comparison, ghastly, impotent, inadequate, incompetent, ineffective, insufficient, lackluster, languishing, lose their luster, lusterless, obfuscated, pallid
See also: ambit, border, boundary, capacity, circuit, district, locality, nebulous, obscure, outline, periphery, sphere
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It has been one of the biggest consumer magnets for multinationals for some time now and the ongoing controversy in India over a brand of instant noodles and its health hazards crystallises several concerns that have mostly remained within the pale of consumer activism so far.
And, notably, the ultimate outcome is not within the pale of the mobocracy itself either.
Within the pale yellow walls of the ROM's vertebrate palaeontology lab, David Evans and his ROM colleagues work on fossils that have been collected from all over the world.