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Lacking a healthy skin color
“She was pale skinned with some freckles and a pixie nose.”
Light in colour or shade; containing little colour or pigment
“Because the colors overlap and blend, the effect works best with pastels or other pale shades.”
Lacking brightness or colour
“As dawn broached the horizon, it cast a thin, pale light into her room and over her face.”
Inferior or unimpressive
“The irony is that if he had done the decent thing he may well have taken a hit in the polls, but it wouldn't have been as big as the hit he took by appearing to be a pale imitation of the Prime Minister.”
Not seen or understood clearly
“… a pale outline off in the distance proved to be someone out for a walk.”
Become pale in one's face from shock or fear
“What lay before her struck her like a dagger, causing her to pale with fear, even begin to sob silently.”
Seem or become less important
“If a piece is too large or ostentatious, the rest of your garden could pale into insignificance, overshadowing all your previous months or years of hard work in an instant.”
A wooden stake or post used with others to form a fence
“The fence would be a visual improvement to the existing chestnut pale fence and overgrown plants which currently exist.”
A conceptual boundary
“In this island very few of the many important indigenous plants have ever been brought within the pale of cultivation.”
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