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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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Well, it has happened to me to do so in our Blaisois forests, and I remember that the first time I encountered one with its eyes fixed upon me, curled up, swinging its head and pointing its tongue, I remained fixed, pale and as though fascinated, until the moment when the Comte de la Fere "
At sight of this pale, bleeding man, the wife grasped her husband's arm.
This one, a young soldier, his face deadly pale, his shako pushed back, and his musket resting on the ground, still stood near the pit at the spot from which he had fired.
The arms of the pale faces are long, and their knives sharp
On his right was Cora in a durance similar to his own, pale and agitated, but with an eye whose steady look still read the proceedings of their enemies.
The child, unaccustomed to such treatment, arose, pale and trembling; it would be difficult to say whether his emotion were caused by fear or passion.
A hoarse, broken tone, which was neither a cry nor a sigh, escaped from her, while she became deadly pale.
Scarlett Trent had turned round in his chair, and was eying the pale, nervous figure with a certain hard disapproval.
He did not conclude his sentence, the momentary light died out of his pale commonplace features.
Poor Cecily stood beside her mute and pale, in her faded school garb and heavy copper-toed boots.
Cecily's pale cheeks flushed with understanding and gratitude.
They are pale, and it is their own faces that they see.