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sallow -- as in: a sallow complexion
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  • He was a tall, sallow man with a careworn head on which but little hair remained, a deeply lined face, and prominent eyes.
  • CHAPTER XXVI Sharpshooters Wintry morning, looking with dull eyes and sallow face upon the neighbourhood of Leicester Square, finds its inhabitants unwilling to get out of bed.
  • A sallow prisoner has come up, in custody, for the halfdozenth time to make a personal application "to purge himself of his contempt," which, being a solitary surviving executor who has fallen into a state of conglomeration about accounts of which it is not pretended that he had ever any knowledge, he is not at all likely ever to do.
  • His further consideration of the point was prevented by Richard’s coming back to us in an excited state and hastily representing Mr. Vholes—a sallow man with pinched lips that looked as if they were cold, a red eruption here and there upon his face, tall and thin, about fifty years of age, high-shouldered, and stooping.

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  • The illness has sallowed her face
  • She was a thin, sallow, sickly, and nervous woman
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