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Definitions of pale

  1. turn pale, as if in fear
  2. a wooden strip forming part of a fence
  3. abnormally deficient in color as suggesting physical or emotional distress; " the pallid face of the invalid"; " her wan face suddenly flushed"
  4. lacking in vitality or interest or effectiveness; " a pale rendition of the aria"; " pale prose with the faint sweetness of lavender"; " a pallid performance"
  5. very light colored; highly diluted with white; " pale seagreen"; " pale blue eyes"
  6. not full or rich; " high, pale, pure and lovely song"
  7. ( of light) lacking in intensity or brightness; dim or feeble; " the pale light of a half moon"; " a pale sun"; " the late afternoon light coming through the el tracks fell in pale oblongs on the street"; " a pallid sky"; " the pale ( or wan) stars"; " the wan light of dawn"
  8. To make pale.
  9. Wanting in color; not ruddy; dusky white; pallid; wan; as, a pale face; a pale red; a pale blue.
  10. Not bright or brilliant; of a faint luster or hue; dim; as, the pale light of the moon.
  11. Paleness; pallor.
  12. To turn pale; to lose color or luster.
  13. To make pale; to diminish the brightness of.
  14. A pointed stake or slat, either driven into the ground, or fastened to a rail at the top and bottom, for fencing or inclosing; a picket.
  15. That which incloses or fences in; a boundary; a limit; a fence; a palisade.
  16. A stripe or band, as on a garment.
  17. One of the greater ordinaries, being a broad perpendicular stripe in an escutcheon, equally distant from the two edges, and occupying one third of it.
  18. A cheese scoop.
  19. A shore for bracing a timber before it is fastened.
  20. To inclose with pales, or as with pales; to encircle; to encompass; to fence off.
  21. A space or field having bounds or limits; a limited region or place; an inclosure; - often used figuratively.
  22. Wan; wanting in color; of a faint luster or brightness.
  23. A narrow board used in fencing; a pointed stake; space inclosed by rails; limit; district or territory; restricted locality.
  24. To turn white, or to lose color.
  25. To inclose with, or as with, pales or narrow upright boards.
  26. Palely.
  27. Paleness.
  28. Whitish complexion due to sickness.
  29. A narrow piece of wood used in inclosing grounds: anything that incloses: any inclosure: limit: district.
  30. To inclose with stakes: to encompass.
  31. Not ruddy or fresh of color: wan: of a faint lustre: dim.
  32. To turn pale.
  33. Not brightly colored; wan.
  34. Stake in a fence or stockade; inclosure.
  35. To enclose with pales.
  36. To make or turn pale.
  37. Of a whitish appearance; of a light shade; pallid.
  38. A pointed stick; a fence stake; paling; boundary; enclosure.
  39. Not ruddy or fresh of colour; wan; of a faint lustre.
  40. A narrow board used in fencing; a pointed stake; limit; an inclosure; district.
  41. To enclose.
  42. Pallid; deficient in colour; white of look; of faint lustre; dim; used in many compounds, as pale- eyed, pale- faced, pale- looking.
  43. To turn pale or wan; to become pale.
  44. A narrow- pointed piece of board fixed in the ground, or nailed to a rail, or both, used to enclose grounds and parks; that which encloses or fences in; the space enclosed by rails; limits or limited territory; in her., a broad perpendicular stripe in an escutcheon; a cheese- scoop; used figuratively, as within the pale of the Church.
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Quotes of pale

  1. With her high pale brow under her faded brown hair, she was like a rock washed clean by years of her husband's absences at conventions, dinners, committee meetings or simply at the office. – Louis Auchincloss
  2. I was always hearing that I was pale and thin and small. – Georg Brandes
  3. I find myself enjoying a deeper love than I ever imagined was possible in the form of my daughter and certainly in the union with my wife. It makes everything else, including work, which is one of the things I'm most passionate about, pale by comparison. – Benjamin Bratt
  4. The things I keep going back to, rereading, maybe they say more about me as a reader than about the books. Love in the Time of Cholera, Pale Fire. – Michael Chabon
  5. In California in the early Spring, There are pale yellow mornings, when the mist burns slowly into day, The air stings like Autumn, clarifies like pain- Well, I have dreamed this coast myself. – Robert Hass
  6. Pale Death beats equally at the poor man's gate and at the palaces of kings. – Horace
  7. But, in fact, there is nothing that can bring you closer to fearlessness about everything else in the world than being a parent- because everyday fears- like not being approved of- pale by comparison to the fears you have about your children. – Arianna Huffington
  8. How gently rock yon poplars high Against the reach of primrose sky With heaven's pale candles stored. – Jean Ingelow
  9. Black writers, of whatever quality, who step outside the pale of what black writers are supposed to write about, or who black writers are supposed to be, are condemned to silences in black literary circles that are as total and as destructive as any imposed by racism. – Audre Lorde
  10. I have olive skin, so if I get pale I look green. I have to tan. – Nicole Richie
  11. No one can be happy who has been thrust outside the pale of truth. And there are two ways that one can be removed from this realm: by lying, or by being lied to. – Lucius Annaeus Seneca
  12. I saw the Count lying within the box upon the earth, some of which the rude falling from the cart had scattered over him. He was deathly pale just like a waxen image, and the red eyes glared with the horrible vindictive look which I knew so well. – Bram Stoker
  13. For me, the summer will be pure gray- mother -of -pearl gray, very pale gray. To me, this is the big statement for summer. Then we have light blue, light turquoise, lots of pink. – Gianni Versace
  14. And as pale sickness does invade, Your frailer part, the breaches made, In that fair lodging still more clear, Make the bright guest, your soul, appear. – Edmund Waller

Usage examples for pale

  1. She was very pale again, and quiet; that was all. – In the Carquinez Woods by Bret Harte
  2. She became very pale and turned away as she replied, Perhaps you had better. – A Day Of Fate by E. P. Roe
  3. His face had grown pale – Saturday's Child by Kathleen Norris
  4. A moment later mother and daughter appeared, arm in arm, both very pale – The Iron Trail by Rex Beach
  5. All at once Donnegan turned pale – Gunman's Reckoning by Max Brand
  6. Suddenly the pale young man whimpered. – Mortmain by Arthur Cheny Train
  7. She was very pale now; and to Donnegan it was more terrible than the gun in the hand of Lord Nick. – Gunman's Reckoning by Max Brand
  8. " Any woman would turn pale on hearing such talk as that. – King of the Castle by George Manville Fenn
  9. When she arrived there the old woman asked her:- " Why are you so pale – Good Stories For Great Holidays Arranged for Story-Telling and Reading Aloud and for the Children's Own Reading by Frances Jenkins Olcott
  10. Frederick turned very pale – Atlantis by Gerhart Hauptmann
  11. Her face had become very pale – The Grell Mystery by Frank Froest
  12. The pale lips smiled. – The Knave of Diamonds by Ethel May Dell
  13. She has been looking so pale of late! – Mildred's New Daughter by Martha Finley
  14. She was still pale – The Desired Woman by Will N. Harben
  15. Mademoiselle, how pale you look! – Mrs. Halliburton's Troubles by Mrs. Henry Wood
  16. His mother was standing near by with a pale face, and he saw that there were tears in her eyes. – Little Lord Fauntleroy by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  17. You know of me, you pale faced child? – A People's Man by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  18. You look rather pale my dear. – Cousin Betty by Honore de Balzac
  19. He drew in his breath sharply, and I saw his face go pale – The Long Voyage by Carl Richard Jacobi
  20. It was indeed Padre Damaso, but pale and rather sad. – The Social Cancer A Complete English Version of Noli Me Tangere by José Rizal

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