pallor

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n pallor 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 pallor Paleness; want of color; pallidity; as, pallor of the complexion.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n pallor Paleness; wanness.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Pallor pal′or quality or state of being pallid or pale: paleness.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., fr. pallere, to be or look pale. See Pale (a.)
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L.,—pallēre, to be pale.

Usage

In literature:

A firm chin, a strong mouth with a feminine curve in it, a face with a clear pallor that seemed foreign somehow.
"Wayside Courtships" by Hamlin Garland
For a moment the German's face took on a decided pallor, and then his expression took on a blank, noncommittal look.
"Frontier Boys in Frisco" by Wyn Roosevelt
The Emperor's face was pale always, but there was an ashy grayness about his pallor in that hour that marked a difference.
"The Eagle of the Empire" by Cyrus Townsend Brady
The pallor in her cheeks was replaced by a glow and her eyes were alight.
"Before the Dawn" by Joseph Alexander Altsheler
Never upon the face of a living being had he seen a pallor so death-like and chilling.
"The Ape, the Idiot & Other People" by W. C. Morrow
All three possessed the yellowish pallor characteristic of Oriental races.
"Luna Benamor" by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez
Behind them in the east grew slowly the pallor of the dawn.
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
His face had gone a curious color, like the pallor of green things sprouting under a stone.
"The Best Short Stories of 1920" by Various
All in a twinkling Dave's pallor vanished, for he had something else to think about.
"Dave Darrin on Mediterranean Service" by H. Irving Hancock
The bloom faded from her youthful cheeks, giving place to an ashen pallor.
"Monte-Cristo's Daughter" by Edmund Flagg
The death-like pallor startled him.
"A Little Girl of Long Ago" by Amanda Millie Douglas
Smiling, but with a pallor that betrayed her excitement, she stood leaning over the back of the chair before her.
"The Blonde Lady" by Maurice Leblanc
My "magnificent pallor" didn't suit him at all.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1907 to 1908" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Her olive-tinted skin had in it a suggestion of pallor; but only a suggestion.
"The Last Woman" by Ross Beeckman
May was pale, and her pallor was emphasized by the black dress she wore.
"The Man Who Knew" by Edgar Wallace
The flame of the west gave a weird pallor to the flames over which he bent.
"The Branding Iron" by Katharine Newlin Burt
Over all, the pallor of the first white hour of twilight.
"The Creators" by May Sinclair
And then across Rupert's face came such a look of fury, and such a deathly pallor!
"The Light of Scarthey" by Egerton Castle
He did not notice that the sky had turned from hard blue to ghostly pallor.
"The Backwoodsmen" by Charles G. D. Roberts
But under her pallor the red of shame began to burn.
"Valley of Wild Horses" by Zane Grey
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In poetry:

Visions of winter roses, summer snows
Till the starved life grows ill with discontent--
Now the thin cheeks' unnatural pallor glows,
The feverish spirit flares, is quickly spent.
"Future in Miniature" by Marya Zaturenska
In the faint flush upon the tell-tale cheek,
And in the pallor that succeeds it; by
The quivering lid of an averted eye -
The smile that proves the parent of a sigh:
Thus doth Love speak.
" How does Love speak?" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
The world is still in dull amaze, agape and dazed to hear;
There is a rustling of the thrones, uneasy far and near,
King leaning unto king, and on Oppression's hateful lips
A pallor as the wind brings in the booming of the ships.
"The Lion's Cub" by Maurice Thompson
And all the dreams that hurried along her veins
Came to the darkness of a sudden wall.
Confusion ran among them, they whirled and clamored,
They fell, they rose, they struck, they shouted,
Till at last a pallor of silence hushed them all.
"The House Of Dust: Part 02: 10:" by Conrad Potter Aiken
I see the face of the hushed goddess overspread with a deadly pallor; I saw
her feet grew rooted to the ground, her lips parted in unutterable horror;
her eyes grew wide, fixed on the distance… What had she seen? What was
she gazing upon?
"The Nymphs" by Ivan Turgenev
Out of the blackness wave on livid wave
Leapt into being--thundered to our feet;
Counting the moments for us, beat by beat,
Until the last and smallest dwindled past,
Trailing its pallor like a winding-sheet
Over the last crew and its chosen grave.
"The Last Crew" by DuBose Heyward

In news:

It's thick, doesn't spread easily, and leaves a faint white pallor, but it offers awesome broad-spectrum protection.
Patronizing Progressives of Pallor To white liberals, conservatives of color must have been brainwashed.
Patronizing Progressives of Pallor To white liberals, conservatives of color must have been brainwashed.
Super Bowl XXXVI was a bittersweet broadcast this year, given the pallor of 9/11 looming over everything from the coin toss to the halftime ceremonies.
A basic V-neck tee shirt is $55 (they named it "Kathryn" so obviously they have heard of my legendary pallor), while a sheath goes for $119.
For those who can't get enough of the BigAirBag at Windham Mountain in New York's Catskill region, here's a new video from Gerry Pallor of RadXSports.
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