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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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10) He then reappeared in the dining car with an interested crowd of people following him and asked to speak to Xanthe, who up until then had kept palely quiet.
Legs brown to black, anal loop 5-6 celled wings are not palely enfumed towards apices, membrane blackish white.
in a manner palely reminiscent of [Jauch's] old teacher Pauli" (p.
Caius, but the remaining roles were rather palely portrayed.
The knight/poet awakens from his dream of death to a blasted, post-catastrophic landscape where he remains indefinitely, an undead lyric voice feebly explaining: "And this is why I sojourn here, / Alone and palely loitering, / Though the sedge is wither'd from the lake, / And no birds sing" (271).
A fragment of wall within shone palely in the moonlight as Reb Motke went on stating.
individual right and justice must burn more palely when it is ringed by
Under the blazing sun of money, all other values shine palely, and the mergers-and-acquisitions decade acclaims but one breed of hero.
More than 50 years later Hamburg palely returned the favor by providing accommodation for Mohammed Atta and his cell as they did the final planning for the 9-11 attacks.
Showing that Reith admired, quoted, and palely imitated Matthew Arnold, Avery concludes that the BBC's noble-minded executive "set himself the simultaneously spiritual and utilitarian goal of creating an institution whose political, social, cultural and moral purpose would be to place the largest possible population into instantaneous contact with a carefully governed version of the best expression of British and international thought" (13).
The short faces of the blocks are faced with palely veined white marble, which adds a suitably honorific touch, but their less prominent long sides are left as raw concrete.