pallid


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pallid

[pal′id]
Etymology: L, pallidus, pale
lacking color.

pal·lid

(pal'id)
Pale, faint, or deficient in color.
[L. pallidus, pale]

pallid

(păl′ĭd) [L. pallidus, pale]
Lacking color, pale, wan.
References in classic literature ?
When Emily said, "I never heard him speak of you," the color flew into her pallid cheeks: her dim eyes became alive again with a momentary light.
In the gray of the morning the two students, pallid and haggard from anxiety and with the terror of their adventure still beating tumultuously in their blood, met at the medical college.
The comic supplement might bring a pallid smile to my face, and then I would fall asleep.
Lynde, you don't think--you can't think Matthew is-- is--" Anne could not say the dreadful word; she turned sick and pallid.
As the days slipped by they grew more gracious; the hillsides began to look as if they were thinking of mayflowers; the old orchard was washed in a bath of tingling sunshine and the sap stirred in the big trees; by day the sky was veiled with delicate cloud drift, fine and filmy as woven mist; in the evenings a full, low moon looked over the valleys, as pallid and holy as some aureoled saint; a sound of laughter and dream was on the wind and the world grew young with the mirth of April breezes.
His face, which missed that very blood, as well as twenty ounces more drawn from him by the surgeon, was pallid.
She was sunk in a pit of blackness, with but that small square of pallid light framing the star that she had so whimsically and oh, so ineffectually named.
His hair was a silvery white; his complexion parchment-like, pallid, entirely colourless.
For a short space of time I remained at the window watching the pallid lightnings that played above Mont Blanc and listening to the rushing of the Arve, which pursued its noisy way beneath.
The backwater serves as shallow-water habitat for the endangered pallid sturgeon and several other species of fish and wildlife.
The team witnessed a phenomenon termed "pallid bands" in a large proportion of fledgling Grasshopper Sparrows and found spikes in the chemical signatures of pallid bands, which led to abnormalities in the new feathers.
There's nothing like a bit of shimmer to perk up a pallid complexion.