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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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The judges named Fish Tale Ales - Beyond the Pale - as the USA Winner, Americas Winner, the World's Best Style Winner, the World's Best Pale and ultimately the World's Best Beer.
Protestant white males of the eastern establishment claimed the role of pragmatic, forward-looking Americans and saw their push beyond the Pale and into the West as a grand destiny.
The Judicial Watch lawsuit contends that the congressman has finally gone beyond the pale.
A consultant who specializes in applying statistics to various business and legal issues, Weisberg explains approaches to bias and causal inference, a realm statisticians have avoided until recently because it requires intuitive skills beyond the pale of mathematics.
As things stand Google will allow the removal of gambling ads and sponsored search results by 'family filter' software, and even in these strained economic times there still remain a couple of products beyond the pale on its banned list.
That's beyond the pale so Jake lashes out in the Vic.
Jones seems to have access to an endless archive of stories from his native Washington, DC, drawing primarily from those areas far beyond the pale of power, privilege, and prestige.
Demand for moderately-priced housing in the boroughs, especially in areas once beyond the pale by property developers, is forecast to continue rising, according to urban policy analysts.
Furthermore, the Democrats can't really have it both ways--intimating that Bush's actions are egregious, and that censure for those actions is beyond the pale.
It addressed itself hardly at all to secular humanists in the culture at large, mainly because it believed arguing with them was hopeless; they were beyond the pale.
His contention that marriage is "a human construct," and that "it will continue to evolve according to the needs and understandings of human society" simply goes beyond the pale.
Finally, in many cases, the print is adorned with a colored-paper passe-partout whose childish embellishments would seem guaranteed to place the work beyond the pale of much of the professional art world.