Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- With paleness; with a pale or wan look or appearance.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adv. In a pale manner; dimly; wanly; not freshly or ruddily.
- adv. in a manner lacking interest or vitality
- adv. in a pale manner; without physical or emotional color
“Simmering palely over the huge oval stage like morning mist, tutus spread out like water lilies, they work the poetic metaphors of the titular lake more thoroughly than any production I know.”
“This pallid, anemic Rod-husk seems to have been drained of the life-force, palely loitering, limp and impotent, on the fringes of abject submission to the Guardian-Independent ethos of brillo-bearded, sandal-shod, bleeding-heart piety.”
“Here the American comic atheist rises up: unencumbered, disenthralled, in rude existential health, not huddled palely in some priest-ridden twilight but soaking up the UV of reality.”
“They came at her, faces too much in shadow to see more than palely gleaming eyes.”
“She was standing at the very edge of the place where the circles joined, magic glowing palely at her feet.”
“I went along to see Ivan, who was sitting palely in his study while noises from his bedroom next door suggested bed-making and the tidying of bottles.”
“There was a peach-coloured cloth and napkins on the breakfast table, palely echoing the heavy curtains drawn back from the window.”
“He had taken off shoes and socks; his bare feet at the other end of the blanket stuck up palely in the darkness.”
“It head flickers palely with the moonlight that Wayland Smith; hammered into the steel.”
“It is full of feelings – full of sadness, regret, and ultimately, hopefulness – but they are palely lurking behind the page, hiding between the lines.”
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