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ashen -- as in: ashen skin color
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The Great Gatsby
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  • A white ashen dust veiled his dark suit and his pale hair as it veiled everything in the vicinity — except his wife, who moved close to Tom.
  • A new world, material without being real, where poor ghosts, breathing dreams like air, drifted fortuitously about . like that ashen, fantastic figure gliding toward him through the amorphous trees.

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  • a face turned ashen
  • worried by his ashen appearance

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