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paler


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Pale  \Pale\,  a.  [Compar.  {Paler};  superl.  {Palest}.]  [F. 
  p[^a]le,  fr  p[^a]lir  to  turn  pale,  L.  pallere  to  be  o?  look 
  pale.  Cf  {Appall},  {Fallow},  {pall},  v.  i.,  {Pallid}.] 
  1.  Wanting  in  color;  not  ruddy;  dusky  white;  pallid;  wan;  as 
  a  pale  face;  a  pale  red;  a  pale  blue.  ``Pale  as  a  forpined 
  ghost.''  --Chaucer. 
 
  Speechless  he  stood  and  pale.  --Milton. 
 
  They  are  not  of  complexion  red  or  pale.  --T. 
  Randolph. 
 
  2.  Not  bright  or  brilliant;  of  a  faint  luster  or  hue;  dim; 
  as  the  pale  light  of  the  moon. 
 
  The  night,  methinks,  is  but  the  daylight  sick;  It 
  looks  a  little  paler.  --Shak. 
 
  Note:  Pale  is  often  used  in  the  formation  of  self-explaining 
  compounds;  as  pale-colored,  pale-eyed,  pale-faced, 
  pale-looking,  etc 




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