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pallid
used in Main Street

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Definition
abnormally pale (lacking healthy skin color); or anything that lacks energy or liveliness
  • "Oh no, but maybe I better," attempted Mrs. Dawson, a tint on her pallid face.
    Chapter 4 (67% in)
  • She crossed her trousered legs, and snuggled luxuriously above her saucer of ginger; she caught Pollock's congratulatory still smile, and thought well of herself for having thrown a rose light on the pallid lawyer; repented the heretical supposition that any male save her husband existed; jumped up to find Kennicott and whisper, "Happy, my lord?
    Chapter 6 (91% in)
  • She curled on the couch a pallid softness in the twilight, and fought herself, and lost the battle.
    Chapter 9 (68% in)
  • ...stamped their feet in the dust at the spectacle of his heroism; shouted when the comedian aped the City Lady's use of a lorgnon by looking through a doughnut stuck on a fork; wept visibly over Mr. Boothby's Little Gal Nell, who was also Mr. Boothby's legal wife Pearl, and when the curtain went down, listened respectfully to Mr. Boothby's lecture on Dr. Wintergreen's Tonic as a cure for tape-worms, which he illustrated by horrible pallid objects curled in bottles of yellowing alcohol.
    Chapter 18 (63% in)
  • She crept away from the hump of bedding that was Kennicott; tiptoed into the bathroom and, by the mirror in the door of the medicine-cabinet, examined her pallid face.
    Chapter 22 (96% in)
  • It may have been the fact that Mrs. Swiftwaite's friend remained to Kennicott an ill-told rumor, it may have been Carol's voice, wistful in the pallid evening as she sang to Hugh, it may have been natural and commendable virtue, but certainly he was positive: "Nope.
    Chapter 25 (72% in)
  • Terrified, pallid, noiseless in stocking feet, he did the kitchen work and the sweeping, his big red hands awkwardly careful.
    Chapter 26 (74% in)

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