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Definition abnormally pale (lacking healthy skin color); or anything that lacks energy or liveliness
  • She looked weak and her face was pallid.
pallid = abnormally pale (lacking healthy skin color)
  • It was a pallid performance.
  • pallid = lacking energy
  • And the Raven, never flitting, still is sitting, still is sitting
    On the pallid bust of Pallas just above my chamber door;
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Raven
  • pallid = pale and/or lacking liveliness
  • She looked bloated, like a body long submerged in motionless water, and of that pallid hue.
    William Faulkner  --  A Rose for Emily
  • pallid = abnormally pale (lacking healthy skin color)
  • 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
  • pallid = lacking healthy skin color
  • The flush passed from his brow, and gave way to the pallid hue of death.
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • The pallid prominent personage almost died of fright.
    Nikolai Gogol  --  The Overcoat
  • Sweat-drops stood out on his pallid face.
    Zane Grey  --  The Man of the Forest
  • Anne could not say the dreadful word; she turned sick and pallid.
    Lucy Maud Montgomery  --  Anne Of Green Gables
  • The woman bowed her face and imprinted her lips long and fervently on the pallid forehead of her brother.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Prairie
  • 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
  • No; she looked at him, a huddle under blankets, his face a pallid glimmer in the growing dawn.
    Doris Lessing  --  The Grass is Singing
  • Both had risen, and were gazing at one another with pallid faces.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Idiot
  • "No ... !" she whispered, her pallid face growing paler.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • One thing alone, however, threw a shade over the pallid brow of Felton.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • She had never in her life looked so much like the lily her name connoted as she did in that pallid morning light.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Jude the Obscure
  • 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
  • I could visualize myself, pallid and thin.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Nine Princes in Amber
  • Her fingers, cuddling it, were plump and pallid.
    Ray Bradbury  --  The Martian Chronicles
  • Lily had not been long in this pallid world without discovering that Mrs. Hatch was its most substantial figure.
    Edith Wharton  --  The House of Mirth

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