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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PALENESS

His paleness shook her, and she raised a hand of reassurance.

Indeed, he was badly startled, but I knew his paleness was not caused by fear.

Peter asked from his place in the cab, his paleness lighted by its lamps.

The third was of an ashen colour throughout: this was Paleness!

Dante looked upon her paleness, and trembled and hardly knew what to say.

As she seated herself, a look of deep disquietude increased her paleness.

You will believe me, Theodora, all I said to Mark only referred to her paleness.'

The agitation of the man in the doorway was announced by the paleness of his face.

What shall I say when he observes my paleness and alteration?

The guest started to see him; my friend noticed his paleness.

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., from Old French paile "pale, light-colored" (12c., Modern French pâle), from Latin pallidus "pale, pallid, wan, colorless," from pallere "be pale, grow pale," from PIE *pel- (2) "pale" (see pallor). Pale-face, supposed North American Indian word for "European," is attested from 1822.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR PALENESS

whiteness

nouncolorlessness
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