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Her bare shoulders looked waxen and unnatural in the weird light which shone down upon them.
DOPESAX ROHMER
A streak of sunshine had found its way into the room, lay across the carpet, and touched Sogrange's still, waxen features.
THE DOUBLE FOURE. PHILLIPS OPPENHEIM
We had no molds, but Annie said the latest style in Natchez was to make a waxen rope by dipping, then wrap it round a corn-cob.
FAMOUS ADVENTURES AND PRISON ESCAPES OF THE CIVIL WARVARIOUS
He looked like an old patriarch, with his tall figure and waxen complexion.
AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL REMINISCENCES WITH FAMILY LETTERS AND NOTES ON MUSICCHARLES GOUNOD
Deep in the shadow the three old ladies sat in a waxen ecstasy, so still that Michael wondered whether they were alive.
SINISTER STREET, VOL. 1COMPTON MACKENZIE
In the Underworld the devil serpent Apep was spat upon to curse it, as was also its waxen image which the priests fashioned.
MYTHS OF BABYLONIA AND ASSYRIADONALD A. MACKENZIE
She lifted the waxen taper and held it between her face and the mirror.
A GERMAN POMPADOURMARIE HAY
Her grand-daughter Philippa was in the girl's waxen age; another, Beatrice, was coming to it.
LORD ORMONT AND HIS AMINTA, COMPLETEGEORGE MEREDITH
In an instant colour came back to the waxen face, and the hollow cheeks filled out.
THE OLIVE FAIRY BOOKVARIOUS
Valeria blushed, too—a sudden crimson flush that left her face white and waxen.
THE DEVOURERSANNIE VIVANTI CHARTRES
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WORDS RELATED TO WAXEN

  • anemic
  • ashen
  • ashy
  • blanched
  • bloodless
  • cadaverous
  • colorless
  • deathlike
  • dim
  • doughy
  • dull
  • faded
  • faint
  • feeble
  • ghastly
  • gray
  • haggard
  • inadequate
  • ineffective
  • ineffectual
  • insubstantial
  • livid
  • lurid
  • pallid
  • pasty
  • poor
  • sallow
  • sick
  • sickly
  • spectral
  • thin
  • unsubstantial
  • wan
  • washed-out
  • watery
  • waxen
  • waxlike
  • weak
  • white
  • whitish
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