American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Slightly pale.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Somewhat pale or wan: as, a palish blue.
- adj. somewhat pale
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Somewhat pale or wan.
- adj. slightly pale
- pale + -ish (Wiktionary)
“I saw the moon, only as a swaying trail of palish fire, that varied from a mere line of light to a nebulous path, and then dwindled again, disappearing periodically.”
“An efflorescence of a palish red colour soon appeared about the parts where the matter was inserted, and spread itself rather extensively, but died away in a few days without producing any variolous symptoms.”
“At their first appearance they are commonly of a palish blue, or rather of a colour somewhat approaching to livid, and are surrounded by an erysipelatous inflammation.”
“His nose changed from the natural copper hue which it had acquired from many a comfortable cup of claret or sack, into a palish brassy tint, and his teeth chattered with apprehension at the unveiled audacity of my proposal, which seemed to place the barefaced plunderer before him in full atrocity.”
“An efflorescence of a palish red colour soon appeared about the parts where the matter was inserted, and spread itself rather extensively, but died away in a few days without producing any variolous symptoms. 6 She has since been repeatedly employed as a nurse to smallpox patients, without experiencing any ill consequences.”
“‘Madam, I am of your opinion,’ says the second; ‘I think her face has a palish cast too much on the delicate order.’”
“The commissaris had never seen a pink, or a yellow, or a palish-green gable house before.”
“He glanced swiftly around him like one half afraid, and Gertie saw he looked palish, as if he had been sick or some time indoors.”
“Head somewhat irregular in shape, broad at the base, and terminating in rather a sharp point; color palish-green, the ribs and nerves of the leaves paler.”
“This external tegument of the berry is closer than the preceding ones; it contains in the very small cells two coloring matters, the one of a palish yellow, the other of an orange yellow, and according as the one or the other matter predominates, the wheat is of a more or less intense yellow color; hence come all the varieties of wheat known in commerce as white, reddish, or red wheats.”
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