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wan

Unnaturally pale.
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'Twas a new little bhoy - not wan I'd iver seen before.
I was some wan in the ould days, an' the bhoys was glad to see me - all excipt Peg Barney wid a eye like a tomata five days in the bazar, an' a nose to match.
From the time they left me oi till they was 'tween decks, not wan av thim was more than dacintly dhrunk.
"Counahan fetched wan jump, four feet sivin inches, measured by the cook.
The same wan day peeps in at Sir Leicester pardoning the repentant country in a majestically condescending dream; and at the cousins entering on various public employments, principally receipt of salary; and at the chaste Volumnia, bestowing a dower of fifty thousand pounds upon a hideous old general with a mouth of false teeth like a pianoforte too full of keys, long the admiration of Bath and the terror of every other commuuity.
It was a city of the soul seen by a wan light that was neither that of night nor day.
The sea stretched away to the south-west, to rise into a sharp bright horizon against the wan sky.
He lives for the moment, and the moment is often wine-flushed like the rosy glow of dawn, or grey and wan as the twilight of a hopeless day.
Miss Henley raised her tearful eyes from the floor to his wan features, that now appeared illumined with more than human fires, and her pale lips quivered, but her voice was inaudible.
Through the twilight, as he passed to and fro, he fancied more than once that the wan face of an old man, with wistful, sorrowing eyes, was floating somewhere before him
She was once more the pale, wan little child he had seen coming slowly up the garden path at Tredowen.
It was now long after nightfall, yet the interminable forest through which he journeyed was lit with a wan glimmer having no point of diffusion, for in its mysterious lumination nothing cast a shadow.