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adjective as in pale

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Example Sentences

People were being evacuated to beaches, huddling on ashy shorelines beneath scarlet skies.

From Time

Even mild eruptions, like the ashy burp from Iceland’s Eyjafjallajökull in 2010, can force the global economy to grind to a halt.

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The answer, as it often is for many women who are trying pull off this particular subterfuge, was an ashy honey blonde.

His face was of an ashy whiteness; the veins of his brow stood out; his dry lips were drawn.

A mist came before his eyes, the cold sweat stood upon his ashy face, his limbs failed him, and he sunk upon his knees.

It was a pandemonium which horribly frightened the Mexican rancheros, and made Coronado's dark cheek turn to an ashy yellow.

They were obviously panic-stricken, one or two of them being of an ashy-yellow, their nearest possible approach to pallor.

He was worn and thin, his beard was white, and the once dark features wore "a sort of grey, ashy halo."


On this page you'll find 18 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to ashy, such as: ash-colored, ashen, blanched, colorless, livid, and lurid.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.