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On either side stand people, dark, calling out the numbers of the brigades, the battalions. And at each call a little group separates itself off, a small handful of dirty, pallid soldiers, a dreadfully small handful, and a dreadfully small remnant.
Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  abnormally pale (lacking healthy skin color); or anything that lacks vitality
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  • On either side stand people, dark, calling out the numbers of the brigades, the battalions. And at each call a little group separates itself off, a small handful of dirty, pallid soldiers, a dreadfully small handful, and a dreadfully small remnant.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • I don’t expect her to answer, but to my surprise, she unbuttons her uniform jacket and pulls up the shirt beneath to reveal a stretch of pallid skin.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • His face was pallid and wet, with scars and sores everywhere.
    James Dashner  --  The Scorch Trials
  • But then the compensating thought occurred to me that the wolf had not stood upon the order of his (her) going either, and I began to feel somewhat better; a state of mind which may have been coincidental with the rising of the sun, which was now illuminating the bleak world outside my window with a gray and pallid light.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf

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  • His complexion was yellow and pallid, and black and red splotches stippled his neck.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • ) Her face was pallid.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • Though such pale green tends to wash out women of pallid skin.
    Sarah J. Maas  --  Throne of Glass
  • The pallid Hublin shows him pages.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • Seven weeks in prison had left her pallid-faced, but as radiantly Nollie as ever.
    Corrie Ten Boom  --  The Hiding Place
  • But Sholom Weiss, a pallid dour thirtyish man with aggressive horn-rims and a green eyeshade, was such a startling double of every heavy, unbending, mirthless German bureaucrat and demi-monster she had known in years past that she had the weird sense that she had been thrust back into the Warsaw of the occupation.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice

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  • There’s no shade on the light, just a bare bulb overhead, which makes my face look pallid and ill, with circles under the eyes.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • The fingers of my right looked frozen, pallid and stiff in a pool of blue light, as the large metal circlet passed over the fourth finger.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • The man’s large, pallid face went slack.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • My cheeks, which had been burning with anger, now looked pallid and lifeless.
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die
  • His frowning face was pallid and quivered.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • Bill, Robert, Harold, Henry; the choir boy who had fainted sat up against a palm trunk, smiled pallidly at Ralph and said that his name was Simon.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • Her fluffy hair was slightly wet and her wrinkles widened when she noticed the obvious fury on Liesel’s usually pallid face.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • "Everything," answered Franz,—"your voice, your look, your pallid complexion, and even the life you lead."
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Beyond the ominous water were reared vast cliffs, their stern faces pallid in the fading light: final and impassable.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Fellowship of the Ring
  • It seemed to me that the pallid features of the butler turned a shade paler still as he listened to his master’s question.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • It was with a feeling of personal pride that I could see a faint tinge of colour steal back into the pallid cheeks and lips.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • The moon drifted from behind the clouds and exposed the pallid face.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • Weak, and thin, and pallid, he awoke at last from what seemed to have been a long and troubled dream.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • One thing alone, however, threw a shade over the pallid brow of Felton.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • As the green smoke arose, their faces flashed out pallid green, and faded again as it vanished.
    H.G. Wells  --  The War of the Worlds
  • The pallid man with the white hair was Walter.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • At last only the dead tips of the fingernails remained, pallid and white, and the brown stain of some acid upon my fingers.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Invisible Man
  • Ever as he climbed, the same white gleam had shone before him and drawn his feet towards Slowly it grew to a little globe of pallid light.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Hobbit
  • For a short space of time I remained at the window watching the pallid lightnings that played above Mont Blanc and listening to the rushing of the Arve, which pursued its noisy way beneath.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • Kohler interrupted, looking amazed as he ran a pallid finger around one’s base.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • Jack sitting at the table, pallid and grizzled, a cigarette jittering between his fingers.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • Jean Valjean lay there pallid and motionless.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • The raven lifted his pallid head and uttered his ominous cry,"Wyrda!"
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • I felt a peculiar shrinking from those pallid bodies.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Time Machine
  • Blythe and Kate, the respective girlfriends of Kirk and Matt, were at a table together sharing a plate of pallid-looking nachos.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Fallen Angels
  • After their departure, taking place in inverted order to their arrival, the canvas cloth was cleared, or rather was restored to some hurried order by the pallid steward.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • On a bank below the lawns, crocuses were planted, golden, pink, and mauve, but by this time they would be past their best, dropping and fading, like pallid snowdrops.
    Daphne du Maurier  --  Rebecca
  • Her fingers, cuddling it, were plump and pallid.
    Ray Bradbury  --  The Martian Chronicles
  • So much strength of colouring, which must have given a wan and pallid aspect to cheeks of a fainter bloom, was admirably adapted to Pearl’s beauty, and made her the very brightest little jet of flame that ever danced upon the earth.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • His face was fleshy and pallid, touched with colour only at the thick hanging lobes of his ears and at the wide wings of his nose.
    James Joyce  --  Dubliners
  • Her mouth was a tight little crescent, the petulant mouth of a child demanding adulation-on the spreading, pallid face of a woman past fifty.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • She is a tall, languid young lady with a pallid, oval face and beautiful pale-blue-gray eyes; her hands are extraordinary-long-fingered, flexible, nervously elegant.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • She would never leave her mark on Mammy’s heart the way her brothers had, because Mammy’s heart was like a pallid beach where Laila’s footprints would forever wash away beneath the waves of sorrow that swelled and crashed, swelled and crashed.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • The pallid light of the moon turned his skin a perfect white, like the sand, like the moon itself, and made his wet hair black as the ocean.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • Alice unconsciously dried her tears, and bent her melting eyes on the pallid features of Gamut, with an expression of chastened delight that she neither affected or wished to conceal.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • Glancing narrowly into the more distant darkness, he caught occasional glimpses of visages that loomed pallid and ghostly, lit with a phosphorescent glow.
    Stephen Crane  --  The Red Badge of Courage
  • The only people in the waiting room besides Doctor Nolan and me were a pallid man in a shabby maroon bathrobe and his accompanying nurse.
    Sylvia Plath  --  The Bell Jar
  • But, damn it, she was just so pallid and uninteresting and always the same, beside Scarlett’s bright and changeable charm.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • With no overhead lights the courtroom, always pallid, seemed grayer and duller than ever.
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars
  • He thought her brown face looked pallid and the skin sallow and that there were dark areas under her eyes.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  For Whom the Bell Tolls
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