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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SALLOWNESS

Sallow is the reverse of healthy in proportion to the sallowness, as a usual thing.

The skin becomes like leather; the colour of the cheeks is replaced by sallowness.

The sallowness had left his face and a slight color appeared in his cheeks.

His natural colour is restored, and the sallowness is quite gone.

The careworn look had gone from his eyes, the sallowness from his complexion.

There was nothing unhealthy in her clear pallor, no hint of sallowness, but a soft, white glow.

He had outgrown the sallowness of early ill health, and had a fresh, brilliant complexion.

She noted the deep-orange stain on fingers as well as the twitching of muscles and sallowness of skin that came from nicotine.

The other, though possessing unrivalled beauty, is apt to impart a sallowness to the skin by frequent use.

The sallowness of his impassive face had increased somewhat, and his long thin hands had their old lackadaisical air.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English salo "dusky, dark" (related to sol "dark, dirty"), from Proto-Germanic *salwa- (cf. Middle Dutch salu "discolored, dirty," Old High German salo "dirty gray," Old Norse sölr "dirty yellow"), from PIE root *sal- "dirty, gray" (cf. Old Church Slavonic slavojocije "grayish-blue color," Russian solovoj "cream-colored"). Related: Sallowness.

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