12) Only an occasional great congress or conference - such as that of Berlin in 1878--brought momentarily into existence something palely
anticipating the 'summit' diplomacy of the twentieth century, and even then the major decisions tended to be made before the great men met.
Under the blazing sun of money, all other values shine palely
, and the mergers-and-acquisitions decade acclaims but one breed of hero.
More than 50 years later Hamburg palely
returned the favor by providing accommodation for Mohammed Atta and his cell as they did the final planning for the 9-11 attacks.
The short faces of the blocks are faced with palely
veined white marble, which adds a suitably honorific touch, but their less prominent long sides are left as raw concrete.
It begins with 20-something Londoner Tamsin (the palely
beautiful Alexandra Moen) reluctantly agreeing to go to Sydney to fulfil her mother's death-bed wish.
Alone and palely
loitering (like Keats' Belle Dame Sans Merci in one of the poet's best loved verses), I clutched my BBC World Service mike which had travelled all over Africa with me, and headed for the scrum around Sir Bob.
Soft corals with palely
iridescent violet, blue and pink tips waived strangely on opaque stalks like dreamy thick flowers in a watery breeze.
And yet how palely
, with what faded lips Do we salute this unhoped change of fortune
It is palely
decorated, and an unopened bottle of wine is already on the table when you sit down (with work to do, we stuck to soft drinks, by the way).