from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Pallor; paleness; pallid coloration.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Pallidness; paleness.

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  • noun The state of being pallid or pale.

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  • noun being deficient in color


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  • Other laws were discernible in the same canvas, as, at the foot of immense cliffs, the lilliputian grace of white sails on the blue mirror on whose surface they looked like butterflies asleep, and certain contrasts between the depth of the shadows and the pallidity of the light.

    Within a Budding Grove 2003

  • In the whole studio, which had become lugubriously black, the big canvas only showed a glimpse of pallidity, a last vestige of the waning daylight.

    His Masterpiece ��mile Zola 1871

  • And the bed itself, that pallidity of the sheets, below the pallidity of the limbs, all that white looking so sad, those tints fading away as if typical of the supreme end!

    His Masterpiece ��mile Zola 1871

  • A moist haze ascended, a sort of rainy dust, bringing fresh whiffs of air to Florent's face, whiffs of that salt, pungent sea breeze which he remembered so well; while in such fish as was already laid out he once more beheld the rosy nacres, gleaming corals, and milky pearls, all the rippling colour and glaucous pallidity of the ocean world.

    The Fat and the Thin ��mile Zola 1871


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