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- n. The state or condition of being livid (dark or pallid).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Lividity.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as lividity.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. unnatural lack of color in the skin (as from bruising or sickness or emotional distress)
The suggestion for its replacement was "lividness".
Instead, without explanation, this Puritanical pest, for which I paid a great deal of money, routinely modifies the most important word in my lexicon of lividness to "He'll".
He raises his eyes and beholds only the lividness of the clouds.
That ivory paleness which had been so characteristic a trait of Charles, and had added at once to the melancholy and majesty of his face, was now of a yellow waxen colour, which might be said to increase from minute to minute in lividness of hue.
The lividness had almost gone off it, remaining only here and there on the temples, on the nose, and between the eyes, in party-coloured, uneven, serpentine spots.
She saw the face pale to lividness and the lips stiffen, but except for that, the man made no movement, and for some ten seconds he did not speak.
"What do you think of him now?" they seemed to ask, and rising to her feet, she met him with a smile, ghastly perhaps with the lividness of the shadows through which she had been groping, but encouraging withal and soothing beyond measure to his anxious and harassed soul.
Coombe's still countenance was so deadly in the slow lividness, which Mademoiselle saw began to manifest itself, that she caught his sleeve with a shaking hand.
It was not the waxen hue of the convalescent, not the lifeless grey of the perfume-or snuff-maker, it was a prison pallor of a bloodless lividness unknown today, the ghastly complexion of a wretch of the Middle Ages shut up till death in a damp, airless, pitch-dark
A blackness passing to lividness crossed his face.