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ashen -- as in: ashen skin color
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Catch-22
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  • Milo let out a long, melancholy wail and staggered back, beads of perspiration popping out suddenly all over his ashen face.
  • Major Danby stood barring the door, waving everyone else away in ashen silence.
  • Lieutenant Scheisskopf’s wife had turned ashen in disbelief and was ogling him with alarm.
  • Yossarian swore at Milo and held two aspirins out to ashen lips unable to receive them.
  • Nurse Duckett shrieked and jumped into the air a mile, but it wasn’t high enough, and she squirmed and vaulted and seesawed back and forth on her divine fulcrum for almost a full fifteen seconds before she wiggled free finally and retreated frantically into the aisle with an ashen, trembling face.

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  • a face turned ashen
  • worried by his ashen appearance

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