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sallow -- as in: a sallow complexion
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  • The illness has sallowed her face
  • She was a thin, sallow, sickly, and nervous woman
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • Hath wash’d thy sallow cheeks for Rosaline!
    William Shakespeare  --  Romeo and Juliet
  • His face was sallow under the light.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  The Sun Also Rises

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  • The air was still bitter, the sky a sallow green.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • 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.
    Edith Wharton  --  Ethan Frome
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