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- n. Plural form of paleness.
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I am quite certain that the sudden paleness of my complexion exceeded all the sudden palenesses of complexions visited upon me during a lifetime of unexpected shocks.
Clermont_, the amount of tears shed, the way in which the knees of the characters knock together, their palenesses, blushes, tears, sighs, and other performances of the same kind, are surprising.