• WordNet 3.6
    • n pallidness unnatural lack of color in the skin (as from bruising or sickness or emotional distress)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Pallidness The quality or state of being pallid; paleness; pallor; wanness.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n pallidness Pallidity; paleness; wanness. Synonyms See pale, adjective
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  • Benjamin Disraeli
    “You behold a range of exhausted volcanoes. Not a flame flickers on a single pallid crest.”


In literature:

Even his black face was pallid with fright, as he breathlessly told his story.
"David Crockett: His Life and Adventures" by John S. C. Abbott
Was that a leer on a pallid face in the front row, a droop of disgust on one young girl's mouth?
"Flappers and Philosophers" by F. Scott Fitzgerald
He swore in a manner which would have turned our armies in Flanders pallid, and kicked Paul into the scullery.
"The Fortunate Youth" by William J. Locke
The plain, too, is gray in the pallid light; the grass is muddy, and all slashed with water.
"Under Fire" by Henri Barbusse
Manifestly, by the pallid cast of his visage, he had tasted shrewd and wasting grief of late.
"Rhoda Fleming, Complete" by George Meredith
Laura listened to them, pallid with silent torture.
"Vittoria, Complete" by George Meredith
Temple and the pallid confectioner spent the day on board a yacht with my father.
"The Adventures of Harry Richmond, Complete" by George Meredith
The Major and his wife came pallid down the stairs.
"Aaron's Rod" by D. H. Lawrence
He stretched out his hand, fell back and died with a look of tender love on his pallid face.
"The Secret Passage" by Fergus Hume
His lips were pallid and his teeth chattered.
"In His Steps" by Charles M. Sheldon

In poetry:

- Hamlet? He has to be pallid.
Cain? He should be audacious…
Audience takes in angelic
Shiny victorious trumpets.
"Theater" by Nikolai Stepanovich Gumilev
Till the thin clouds wear away
Into threads of purple-gray,
And the sudden stars between
Brighten in the pallid green;
"Sunset" by Archibald Lampman
And Love, so gayly taunted,
Who died, no welcome granted,
Comes to me now, a pallid ghost,
By whom my life is haunted.
"Lese-Amour" by John Hay
He feels within his shiv'ring veins
A mortal chillness rise!
Her pallid corse he feebly strains,
And on her bosom dies.
"Edwin and Eltruda, a Legendary Tale" by Helen Maria Williams
I come in darkness to my home,
With weariness and--pay;
My pallid wife, she waits to tell
The things he learned to say.
"My Boy" by Morris Rosenfeld
There breath'd a languid tone
Forth from those pallid lips,
As when some planet of the night
Sinks in its dread eclipse.
"Caleb Hazen Talcott," by Lydia Howard Huntley Sigourney

In news:

Was Anna Kendrick swimming in her pallid yellow Emilio Pucci mini.
Alexander Korda's opulent Arabian Nights fantasy (1940) suffers from pallid performances and frequently succumbs to kitsch, but it still casts its fragile spell.
When the earliest eateries from that remote region of China first appeared on the Upper West Side in the '70s, they were palaces of the pallid, with a sticky-sweet stir-fry of baby shrimp in a barely spicy red sauce as their marquee dish.
Although Fauchon's Madison Avenue branch still offers a pallid variety of gelato, stick to the croissants .
It was a pallid, perfectly bisected square.
'Scoundrels': Pallid remake of New Zealand series.
Pallid 's PR problem.
Can pallid sturgeon hang on in the overworked Missouri River.
They are a pallid, parasitic sort of thing whose fungal relatives infest your feet.
Like a zombie playing opossum, the fifth and final entry in the pallid %22Twilight%22 franchise makes one last, uproarious grasp for attention.
Fifty Januaries ago, under a pallid sun and amid bitter winds, John F Kennedy swore the oath that every president had taken since 1789 and then delivered one of the most memorable inaugural addresses in the American canon.
The light will shift from muted gold to the pallid gray of winter.