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  • adv. In a pallid manner.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a pallid manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • With pallidity; palely; wanly.

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

  • adv. in a manner lacking interest or vitality


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pallid +‎ -ly


  • Their shrill spat ventilates this pallidly perfect room: reality takes over when the expensive lies of the beauty industry break down.

    The big picture: models in Charles James gowns, New York, 1948

  • And another poll showed unfavorables towards you that should put paid to any presidential ambitions you might harbor -- and here I reiterate my certainty that you will find the note-perfect, "I'm too pure for this" rationale for NOT running, and instead resuming your role as right-wing America's pallidly-pigmented equivalent of Oprah.

    Kara Vallow: Happy Palintine's Day! A Love Letter From Me to Sarah

  • Set to a piano score by Scarlatti (which I found Scar-lousy), it was one of those "Sunday Afternoon at the Ballet" lyrical, courtly pastorals that snowflakes around and melts in your mind as you're watching, pallidly derivative of Robbins and Paul Taylor and indistinguishable from so many other pretty-pretty romantic scamperings whisked up over the years.

    Shrimp Balls and Booty Calls: The ABT Gala: James Wolcott

  • Skylights in the ceiling illuminated the room, in which light the fire-gems winked pallidly.

    The Conquering Sword of Conan

  • Before me, glimmering pallidly, bristled the mount of the Cones.

    The Metal Monster

  • Up from it thrust a mountainous forest of the pallidly radiant cones; bristling; prodigious.

    The Metal Monster

  • Lights shone pallidly in the spring afternoon sunshine.

    Analog Science Fiction and Fact

  • Then I thought of dinner and was pallidly confronted with the half-a-crown!


  • Smiling pallidly, Simna was quick to offer a suggestion.

    A Triumph of Souls

  • Tiny lamps, glowing pallidly yellow, were affixed to the walls at wide intervals.

    Perseus Spur


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