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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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Thus Moore's "Irish mantle"--a poetry of reticence and sly quotation--signifies not only her inheritance of a tradition of Irish writing but also of Irish rebellion and resistance, for it was the mantle (protective covering, hiding place for weapons) that bred fear and apprehension within the Pale.
It is to search for innocence within the pale blue eyes, and from that comes a journey of reasoning and justification for later events.
The Chinese painter Miao Hui-Xin, whose work is on display at the White Lotus Gallery in Eugene, clearly falls as much as anyone can within the pale of the term "outsider artist," with all its delicious ambiguity.
THE streets within the pale stone walls of the Citadel are quiet and cool.