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  • adj. comparative form of sallow: more sallow


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  • Her face was sallower, and there was a long scar, partly hidden by the hair, across her forehead and temple; but that was not the change.

    Nineteen Eighty-four

  •     Oft what a sallower hue than gold's cold glitter upon her!

    Poems and Fragments

  • Maybe it was the light, but already I looked sallower, unhealthy.


  • Being first cousins they had decided, or rather Holly had, to have no children; and, though a little sallower, she had kept her looks, her slimness, and the colour of her dark hair.

    To Let

  • There was a great change in his face; he was much thinner and sallower.

    The Brothers Karamazov

  • He was very weak; he spoke slowly, seeming to move his tongue with difficulty; he was much thinner and sallower.

    The Brothers Karamazov

  • I looked intently at his face: it was sallower; there was a look of bewilderment in his eyes, some idea in the form of a question which he had not the strength to answer.

    The Insulted and the Injured

  • Apart from the membrane there is found some wax in the honeycomb; and this a wax is much sallower in hue than the wax in the honeycomb of the bee.

    The History of Animals

  • There was the same man: his dark face rather sallower and more composed, his frame a stone or two heavier, perhaps, and no other difference.

    Wuthering Heights

  • Growing sallower by the moment, I twiddled, reasoned and wrestled with it but my repository was closed for the duration.

    between silk and cyanide


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