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Better surface disinfection, however, increasingly pales next to worries about air quality on passenger flights.

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Simon says the 2008 financial meltdown “pales in comparison” to the pandemic.

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Though Encantos raised a fresh $2 million in January to expand, that cash influx pales in comparison to the budgets at top ed-tech companies Newsela and Coursera, which have each received more than $50 million in funding.

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On the other hand, VR technologies perhaps only offer a pale imitation of the multi-sensory experiences of life.

The Genoa museum’s dead specimen is pale blue due to preservation, but it’s now known that the lizard’s natural color is mostly luminous green.

“He turned pale, trembled to a great degree, was much agitated, and began to cry,” she told the court.

The pale, baby-faced, red-cheeked rapper is furiously puffing away at a hastily-made blunt crammed with low-grade weed.

But the flaws and peccadilloes of Renaissance artists like Michelangelo pale beside the misdeeds of patrons and pontiffs.

Still, at each stage of jazz history certain kinds of sounds were beyond the pale.

“I turned completely ashen, completely pale,” Beck remembers.

Louis stood firm, though pale and respectful, before the resentful gaze of Elizabeth.

Babylas raised his pale face; he knew what was coming; it had come so many times before.

She observed his pale looks, and the distracted wandering of his eyes; but she would not notice either.

He returned shortly, to meet his mother standing in the doorway, with pale, affrighted face.

“You must leave this house this moment,” she cried, with a stamp, with gleaming eyes and very pale.


On this page you'll find 145 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to pale, such as: blanched, bleached, dim, dull, faded, and faint.

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