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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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A BOY, A GREAT BIG MAN-BOY, was her thought; and, as they smiled at each other and their hands slipped apart, she was startled by a glimpse of his hair--short and crisp and sandy, hinting almost of palest gold save that it was too flaxen to hint of gold at all.
I looked attentively at them both, and he was the palest of the two.
It was the faintest, palest shadow of some look, to which an instant of intense and most unutterable horror only could have given birth; but indistinct and feeble as it was, it did suggest what that look must have been, and fixed it in the mind as if it had had existence in a dream.
The fat boy went into the next room; and, having been absent about a minute, returned with the snuff-box, and the palest face that ever a fat boy wore.
Britain now has more per head than any other country and the range of beers being produced, ranging from the palest golden ale to the darkest, pitch black stout, is also the greatest.
The founders are recalled, the optimistic hopes of local worthies related and demonstrated as achieved where possible, notables pumped for complimentary memoirs and gratitude is everywhere, a general benign feeling of satisfaction collectively bestowing the blessing of rosy cheeks upon even the palest of skins.
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Thursday that the Yarmouk Palest (IS) fighters is "the deepest circle of hell" in Syria's four-year war.
She's worn it in all its shades from the warmest fuschia to the palest of baby pink and made a whole host of style statements along the way.
On a dark oval base, cylinders and rocking bowls, linked by colour - the palest green outers contrasting with lustrous dark inners - jostle for attention and demand to be picked up and rearranged, changing the dialogues within the groups.
Most of them are blue but that blue can vary from the palest, as in A.
PALE AND INTERESTING IN PALEST pink and cream, M&Co's flamingo print scarf is one of the prettiest ways to work the print of the summer.