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synonyms for pales

  • blanch
  • decrease
  • dim
  • diminish
  • dull
  • fade
  • faint
  • lessen
  • muddy
  • tarnish
  • whiten
  • go white
  • grow dull
  • lose color
  • lose luster

antonyms for pales

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  • brighten
  • develop
  • enlarge
  • expand
  • extend
  • grow
  • increase
  • raise
  • strengthen
  • darken
  • glow
  • radiate
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How to use pales in a sentence

The nectar of the gods pales into nothingness when compared with a toddy such as I make, said he.
THE FIFTH STRING  JOHN PHILIP SOUSA
Brookes pales suddenly, and his eyebrows, that habitually have a supercilious elevation, rise still higher with annoyance.
SIX WOMENVICTORIA CROSS
Her after-history is a tragedy beside which the story just related pales to an idyl.
ROMANCE OF ROMAN VILLASELIZABETH W. (ELIZBETH WILLIAMS) CHAMPNEY
The worship of the earth (Tellus or Pales) and of the various heavenly bodies, was prolonged into the heart of Polytheism.
AUGUST COMTE AND POSITIVISMJOHN-STUART MILL
They do threaten to pull down and level all park pales, and lay open, and intend to plant there very shortly.
THE DIGGER MOVEMENT IN THE DAYS OF THE COMMONWEALTHLEWIS H. BERENS
The glumes are keeled and pointed; the pales cleft, pointed and without awns; and the styles two in number, very long.
THE SEA SHOREWILLIAM S. FURNEAUX
The outer glumes are keeled and traversed by several veins; and the lower pales are also keeled, with five or more nerves.
THE SEA SHOREWILLIAM S. FURNEAUX
Pick′et-fence, a fence of pickets or pales; Pick′et-guard, a guard kept in readiness in case of alarm.
CHAMBERS'S TWENTIETH CENTURY DICTIONARY (PART 3 OF 4: N-R)VARIOUS
Palinge, s. adorning with (heraldic) pales, or upright stripes, I 417.
CHAUCER'S WORKS, VOLUME 6 (OF 7) -- INTRODUCTION, GLOSSARY, AND INDEXESGEOFFREY CHAUCER
The gaiety of nations dies down as the beauty around them pales and passes.
CRITICAL STUDIESOUIDA
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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