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Adjective
Having a pale or unhealthy skin tone
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“She was pale skinned with some freckles and a pixie nose.”
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Having a pale or gray color
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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 brightness or colour
“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
“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.”
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Not clearly understood or visually perceived
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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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Empty or not occupied
Verb
Become pale in one's face from shock or fear
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“What lay before her struck her like a dagger, causing her to pale with fear, even begin to sob silently.”
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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.”
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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
“The fence would be a visual improvement to the existing chestnut pale fence and overgrown plants which currently exist.”
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A conceptual boundary
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“In 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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Maximum distance of capability
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An area that is surrounded by a barrier
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A particular branch of study or sphere of activity or interest
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