Definitions

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  • adjective Having a pallor (pale face) due to fear or similar emotion

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Examples

  • He rushed through the formalities of the event and arrived shortly afterwards on the South Bank ashen-faced, muttering: "I came as soon as I could."

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  • We were sick with power, me, my sister, the governor and all of the people in the Juarez cartel, an ashen-faced Gonzalez said in a rote manner in a video uploaded Wednesday.

    Mexican drug cartel forces lawyer's video confessions

  • They turned to find Annabel standing there, ashen-faced, acute shame showing in every line of those beautiful features.

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  • They turned to find Annabel standing there, ashen-faced, acute shame showing in every line of those beautiful features.

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  • His consiglieri, an ashen-faced Vice President Omar Suleiman, read a 30-second statement to announce Mr. Mubarak's departure and the transfer of power to the Supreme Council of the Armed Services.

    Egypt After Mubarak

  • His door opened with a force he remembered from the former departmental oversight, and an ashen-faced agent breathing heavily practically fell into the office.

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  • The governor, ashen-faced, crouched in the car; but the bishop said softly as the ecstasy pulsed in his heart:

    DARKWATER

  • Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the president's twin, returned ashen-faced on the plane with his brother's corpse, after identifying the remains in Smolensk.

    Warsaw Mourns Its Fallen Leaders

  • Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the president's twin, returned ashen-faced on the plane with his brother's corpse, after identifying the remains in Smolensk.

    Warsaw Mourns Its Fallen Leaders

  • Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the president's twin, returned ashen-faced on the plane with his brother's corpse, after identifying the remains in Smolensk.

    Warsaw Mourns Its Fallen Leaders

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