Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having a pale or wan face.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective having a pale face

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Examples

  • Postcards were issued of the pale-faced earnest-looking teenager, and he was fêted as a turn-of-the-century celebrity.

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  • She's o.k., a pale-faced detective tells me, looking at me like I'm the devil.

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  • These dramas always begin in the hardscrabble idyll of monolithic, once-upon-a-time 'hoods, lurch through zero-sum economic warfare where white gain goes hand-in-hand with colored/working-class loss, and invariably end in bohemian elegy, pale-faced victors compelled by guilt to speak for the dead, the erased, the evicted.

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  • The pale-faced headbanger smiled and tried to joke with the blacks, who regarded him contemptuously.

    Fear

  • John Boehner, who looks like he suffers from a perennial case of ulcers and excessive visits to a tanning parlor, is leading the charge of his pale-faced Republicans.

    Murray Fromson: Wake Up America!

  • These dramas always begin in the hardscrabble idyll of monolithic, once-upon-a-time 'hoods, lurch through zero-sum economic warfare where white gain goes hand-in-hand with colored/working-class loss, and invariably end in bohemian elegy, pale-faced victors compelled by guilt to speak for the dead, the erased, the evicted.

    Gary Dauphin: Shades of Gentrification

  • And then as a pale-faced, thoughtful and psychologically rounded individual in tender paintings.

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  • We were the anything-goes kind of drinkers who never refused a shot or a challenge, and I remember when two new dancers joined the crew—Dion and Marvelous—and they saw a pale-faced Mexican and chubby Cuban and figured they could win.

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  • The Volturi cast do their interviews in character: Dakota Fanning as Jane, red eyes glowing, a brown hood covering her head; Michael Sheen as pale-faced, dark-haired Aro; Christopher Heyerdahl as creepy Marcus; Jamie Campbell Bower as the platinum-blonde Caius.

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  • John Boehner, who looks like he suffers from a perennial case of ulcers and excessive visits to a tanning parlor, is leading the charge of his pale-faced Republicans.

    Murray Fromson: Wake Up America!

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