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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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While Beyond the Pale is a thrilling epic that explores life's larger themes, Moon Creek Road offers a more quiet, meditative read.
A red apple must be red over at least 25pc of its surface or else it'll be classed as not red and banished beyond the pale.
But according to the city of Redmond, some subjects are so objectionable that speaking about them in public is beyond the pale.
Of course, certain characters -- mostly members of the Suharto family -- are probably beyond the pale.
David Bar-Illan, told United Press International the allegation "is beyond the pale and beneath contempt (and that it is) "beginning to be worrisome that the Mossad is being blamed for all the ills of the world.
On a warm June night in Toronto, Elana Dykewomon stood on a dusty stage and explained to the audience that her desire in Beyond the Pale had been to write a `plausible lesbian' novel situated in the Pale of Settlement and the turn of the century Ashkenazy diaspora.
What then drives the ideology that declares marijuana to be forever beyond the pale and that absurdly classifies it with much more dangerous substances?
David Baker writes about the difficulties the English experience in mapping Ireland: not only was the land beyond the pale terra incognita, the Irish insurgents exerted a continual pressure on the boundaries of the Pale.
For them, both Freeman's research techniques and his proposals lie beyond the pale.
Mosley also wrote nonfiction, including The Assassination of Trotsky (1972), first written as a screenplay; Julian Grenfell: His Life and the Times of His Death 1888-1915 (1976); and family memoirs, Rules of the Game (1982) and Beyond the Pale (1983).
Conditioning readers and viewers to perceive one party to the conflict as beyond the pale of civilized interaction limits their sympathy and disposes them to accept all means necessary to contain the outrage.
beyond the pale (albeit an enormous area) as a part of plebeian life