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Adjective
Having a pale or sickly color or complexion, especially of one's skin tone
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“Her skin was pale, luminous, but her dark eyes, breathtakingly beautiful, holding a hint of a smile, contrasted beautifully with her pale gown, hair, and skin.”
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Light or faded in color or shade
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“Because the colors overlap and blend, the effect works best with pastels or other pale shades.”
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Lacking in intensity, especially brightness or color
“As dawn broached the horizon, it cast a thin, pale light into her room and over her face.”
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Inferior or unimpressive in nature, especially in comparison
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“It wouldn't have been as big as the hit he took by appearing to be a pale imitation of the Prime Minister.”
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Not clearly perceived, especially visually
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“I could see the pale outline of a row of houses and a campanile rising up over them in the milky light.”
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(loosely) Sick or unwell
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“A little girl was feeling pale and not too well.”
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Physically tired or exhausted
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Deprived of color, or given the wrong color
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Unable to be read or deciphered
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Of or like a ghost in appearance or sound
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Containing wax
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(of a person) Shy, timid, and quiet
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Verb
To become (more) pale or white in color or complexion
“What lay before her struck her like a dagger, causing her to pale with fear.”
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To seem or become less significant, especially in comparison
“If a piece is too large or ostentatious, the rest of your garden could pale into insignificance.”
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To become, or to make, less bright, especially of a light source
Noun
A wooden stake or post used with others to form a fence
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“To make it more secure, push stones into the ground around the edge of the pale.”
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A conceptual boundary
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“On this island, very few of the many important indigenous plants have ever been brought within the pale of cultivation.”
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A fence or other obstacle that prevents movement or access
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The boundary of an area of land, or an object marking this
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Maximum distance of capability
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A particular branch of study or sphere of activity or interest
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