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  • noun Plural form of paleness.


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  • I am quite certain that the sudden paleness of my complexion exceeded all the sudden palenesses of complexions visited upon me during a lifetime of unexpected shocks.

    An East Wind Coming Cover, Arthur Byron 1979

  • Clermont_, the amount of tears shed, the way in which the knees of the characters knock together, their palenesses, blushes, tears, sighs, and other performances of the same kind, are surprising.

    A History of the French Novel, Vol. 1 From the Beginning to 1800 George Saintsbury 1889


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