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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PALING

The west was paling, and the August insects stirred the air with their crooning chirp.

Between that garden and these grounds there is but a paling, which we can easily scale.

"Oh, I can't—I can't—you mustn't—" she stammered, reddening and paling.

The stars were paling, but the day had not yet dawned, when there came a knock at the door.

The crimson, however, was leaving his face and the said face was paling rapidly.

Dawn was paling the blue-black sky as the radio engineer returned.

He dropped, trembling, flushing and paling, into the indicated seat.

And now the lower stars were paling in a far-off flush of light.

Is there no danger of the creature springing over the paling?

The expectation that he would be able to speak the conciliating word was paling.

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.

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