He goes to one knee beside the cot, then recoils when he sees my face, the sallow skin, the swollen lips, and the sunken bloodshot eyes that are the telltale signs of the plague.
Rick Yancey -- The 5th Wave
And the man sitting beside the bed, sallow and sweaty, covered with grime, restless, nervously plucking at his shirt, bloodshot eyes and wet, swollen lips.
Rick Yancey -- The Infinite Sea
I wished I had her white-lily skin, fine features and green eyes, but instead had inherited the sallow complexion, wide nose and brown eyes of my father.
Malala Yousafzai -- I Am Malala
His skin was sallow and his bones pressed tight against his skin.
Patrick Rothfuss -- The Name of the Wind
They looked much older than Sunny, at least twice her age, sallow and fleshy and long-traveled from their youth.
Chang-rae Lee -- A Gesture Life
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Her face is sallow, her skin sagging over her bones.
Susan Ee -- Angelfall
She could feel every vertebra poking out from her sallow skin.
Kass Morgan -- The 100
Chang Sacha, the market baker, was barely recognizable with her swollen eyelids and sallow skin.
Marissa Meyer -- Cinder
They found her bewilderingly unattractive—sallow and unhealthy-looking, and lacking any sign of spirit.
Anne Tayler -- A Spool of Blue Thread
The skinny, sallow-cheeked fellow nodded.
David Baldacci -- Zero Day
On a bench sits a goitrous and sallow German sergeant major with shadows carved under his eyes.
Anthony Doerr -- All the Light We Cannot See
The men were long-hairs; the women were sallow-faced, with hard eyes and yellowish lips.
Pat Conroy -- The Water is Wide
A tall sallow-faced young man arrived from Pickwick one morning to teach me how to conduct the drills.
Corrie Ten Boom -- The Hiding Place
Next to me, Liam’s foot slipped against the sallow dust collected on the floor.
Alexandra Bracken -- The Darkest Minds
Also, I felt that underneath that healthy suntan there lingered the sallowness of a body not wholly rescued from a terrible crisis.
William Styron -- Sophie’s Choice
The lampposts burned an eerie, sallow color that did little against the thick fog brewing along the streets.
Becca Fitzpatrick -- Hush, Hush
Frenchwomen are usually sallow-faced, though, and you have skin like an opal.
Diana Gabaldon -- Outlander
I stared at the two strange faces across the booth, sallow in the artificial lights.
Donna Tartt -- The Goldfinch
He entered a filmy, sallow light.
James Patterson -- 1st to Die
And then there was Parwana, shuffling next to her, with her flat chest and sallow complexion.
Khaled Hosseini -- And The Mountains Echoed
Anyone who looked at their sallow skin could see that.
Erich Maria Remarque -- All Quiet on the Western Front
Her cheeks had a sallow, drawn look.
Khaled Hosseini -- A Thousand Splendid Suns
Jesu Maria, what a deal of brine Hath wash’d thy sallow cheeks for Rosaline!
William Shakespeare -- Romeo and Juliet
His skin was that sallow color, as usual, but he looked tired.
Nicholas Sparks -- A Walk to Remember
He noticed sallow cheeks, a funny nose, a wart on a receding chin, a stomach squashed against the edge of a table.
Ayn Rand -- The Fountainhead
His cheeks are sallow, his skin looks gray and papery, and his eyes are bloodshot.
Gayle Forman -- If I Stay
After so many days living by torchlight, gaslight, and eerie witchlight, the fluorescent lighting made things look sallow and unnatural.
Cassandra Clare -- City of Bones
In one of the windows he caught a glimpse of a sallow face with sly, slanting eyes; but it vanished at once.
J.R.R. Tolkien -- The Fellowship of the Ring
He had a sallow, pockmarked face, and his black eyes were suspicious.
Christopher Paolini -- Eragon
Professor Quirrell, in his absurd turban, was talking to a teacher with greasy black hair, a hooked nose, and sallow skin.
J.K. Rowling -- Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
Viktor Krum was thin, dark, and sallow-skinned, with a large curved nose and thick black eyebrows.
J.K. Rowling -- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
But polio had left Ali with a twisted, atrophied right leg that was sallow skin over bone with little in between except a paper-thin layer of muscle.
Khaled Hosseini -- The Kite Runner
A tall, dark-eyed, sallow woman, half rose from a couch on which she was reclining.
Harriet Beecher Stowe -- Uncle Tom’s Cabin
One of them was a sallow, clean-shaven civilian with a thin and wrinkled face, already growing old, though he was dressed like a most fashionable young man.
Leo Tolstoy -- War and Peace
Langdon hesitated, feeling uncertain as the stranger’s sallow eyes studied him.
Dan Brown -- The Da Vinci Code
The reflection stared back at me, sallow and plain.
Daphne du Maurier -- Rebecca
He was a tall sallow man of middle age.
Agatha Christie -- Murder On The Orient Express
He was a thin man with sallow skin, a hooked nose, and greasy, shoulder-length black hair, and at this moment, he was smiling in a way that told Harry he and Ron were in very deep trouble.
J.K. Rowling -- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
There were bags under her eyes, and her skin was sallow.
Nicholas Sparks -- The Last Song
A ray fell on his features; the cheeks were sallow, and half covered with black whiskers; the brows lowering, the eyes deep-set and singular.
Emily Bronte -- Wuthering Heights
The clerk was an old crony of the proprietor’s, an awkward, rawboned giant of a man, with a lean, sallow face, a broad mouth, and whiskers under his chin, the very type and body of a prairie farmer.
Upton Sinclair -- The Jungle
When Thomas asked why Newt and some others didn’t just go into the Maze and search for their friends, Newt’s expression had changed to outright horror—his cheeks had shrunk into his face, becoming sallow and dark.
James Dashner -- The Maze Runner
The road was just a sallow line through the scrub, defined only by its smoother texture and lack of vegetation.
Stephenie Meyer -- The Host
He looked up at me, and I noticed for the first time that all the roundness had returned to his face, his cheeks filled out and rosy again after his illness had drained them thin and sallow.
Todd Burpo -- Heaven Is for Real
As he reached the door he met Zeena coming back into the room, her lips twitching with anger, a flush of excitement on her sallow face.