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Below you will find the definition of pall, followed by 40 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(verb) - cause to lose courage
EXAMPLES - Pall in a Sentence
- Which wanted criminal will he pall around with next? (source)
- He was frightened by the pall that had fallen over the area. (source)
- Q Do their disagreements cast any kind of pall over the meeting? (source)
- A kind of pall had descended on the landscape, blotting out the sun. (source)
- Government satellite photos showed a pall of smoke over New Mexico and Colorado. (source)
- UNIDENTIFIED MALE: There is a kind of pall that's hanging over the whole place here. (source)
- However, recent market turbulence cast a pall over the well-laid plans of another luxury brand. (source)
- I think that the "pall" started long before 50 years ago, more likely a hundred years ago, at least. (source)
- But for Julia Reid, 31 years old, of New York City, the recall casts a pall over all of the products. (source)
- To her it seemed that Philip ought to feel as though he were a kind of pall-bearer at his own funeral. (source)
- The "pall" is a square of cardboard covered with linen, used to cover the chalice during the Celebration. (source)
- Neil recalls the pall of black smoke that rose up and the kids all rushing to see the fire engines in action. (source)
- Sharon and Lexi Love, Yeardley's mother and sister, walked ahead of the red coffin, which was draped in a sheer white pall. (source)
- Mary lay on her metal bed, a woman to either side of her, the pall of misery shadowing her face so gray, I could scarcely look at her. (source)
- A pall of grey-white smoke rose over the plant, operated by Tokyo Electric Power, and it was reported that four workers had been injured. (source)
- In case you haven't noticed, terrorism and Islamic fundamentalism have cast a pall on Islam and Muslims around the world, including in America. (source)
- Growth rates in the Western developed economies pall against China's growth rates and the Chinese will rapidly out perform and dominate the West. (source)
- And though your parents reunited two years later, a pall of disquiet hung over your three-room apartment when the social worker came for her visit. (source)
- This casts an ominous pall over the needless war that has killed more than four thousand young Americans and cost U.S. taxpayers perhaps $1 trillion. (source)
- The pall is a small square of stiffened linen ornamented with a cross, which is laid upon the orifice of the chalice to protect its contents from flies or dust. (source)
- Otherwise, the pall of suspicion around the leaders 'true attitudes toward groups like Hamas, Islamic Jihad and Hezbollah will grow - spelling the center's doom. (source)
- It was a clear day, and yet there seemed an intangible pall over the face of things, a subtle gloom that made the day dark, and that was due to the absence of sun. (source)
- In recent weeks on these opinion pages, we have had an ongoing -- and we might say, envigorating -- discussion about the supposed "pall" that hangs over Evansville. (source)
- They still possess their pall, which is used on the occasion of the funeral of deceased members, and also "two garlands of crimson velvet embroidered" bearing the date (source)
-  The pall is a sort of collar, made of lamb's wool, which every metropolitan is required to obtain from the Pope, and without which he cannot exercise his functions. (source)
- Tenements spring up like magic, gardens are built upon, villas are divided and subdivided into many dwellings, and the black night of London settles down in a greasy pall. (source)
- The "pall" that John Lucas (Saturday, Good Morning) says hangs over Evansville is partially created by the shadow of our soon to be new arena that is neither wanted nor affordable. (source)
- But to me one of the most troubling aspects of the current administration's pall is the attempt by its followers to supress any kind of dissent, especially if it is laced with humor. (source)
- They should just do their job, keep their mouth shut and wait till the hard evidence is in before they start casting this kind of pall over what was a very tragic set of circumstances. (source)
- The front page sub-headline suggesting that Governor Palin's 17-year-old daughter's pregnancy is, with Hurricane Gustav, casting a "pall" over the Republican National Convention is ludicrous. (source)
- Small cascades of water streamed from the pall bits from the fo'castle head above, and, joining issue with the streams from the wet oilskins, ran along the floor and disappeared aft into the main hold. (source)
- Apostolic See; and for that reason he determined to set out for Rome, and most of all because the metropolitan see still lacked, and from the beginning had lacked, the use of the pall, which is the fullness of honour. [ (source)
- In all the corners dark shadows seemed to come and go, while up in the eyes of her, beyond the pall bits, descending from deck to deck, where they seemed to lurk like some dragon at the cavern's mouth, it was dark as Erebus. (source)
- The agreement could help resolve a battle that had cast a pall over Hungary's assumption of the EU's rotating presidency at the start of the year and became a distraction as the 27-nation group tried to focus on economic-recovery measures. (source)
- In capstans, and other machines, there is a mechanical device, with which every person is acquainted, termed a pall or catch, by which the work gained in the effort last made shall be secured, and the machine prevented from turning back again. (source)
- Reynolds, the favourite of Edward II., but it also affords food for discussion, as there is no trace of the "pall" -- a Y-shaped strip of lamb's wool marked with crosses, a special mark of metropolitan dignity which was sent to each primate by the Pope -- on the vestments of the effigy. (source)
- The government, meanwhile, was to auction 15 billion pounds in Treasury bills on Monday, a step that economists expected would draw in mostly domestic banks after the protests of the past couple of weeks appeared likely to cast an at least short-term pall on the investment climate in the country. (source)
- It was almost impossible to people, in fancy, the tattered and neglected churchyard of Beaconsfield as it now is -- with those who swelled the funeral pomp of the greatest ornament of the British senate; to imagine the titled pall-bearers, where the swine were tumbling over graves, and rooting at headstones. (source)
- The government, meanwhile, was to auction 15 billion pounds $2.5 billion in Treasury bills on Monday, a step that economists expected would draw in mostly domestic banks after the protests of the past couple of weeks appeared likely to cast an at least short-term pall on the investment climate in the country. (source)
- It is one of the handsomest in the city, elegantly furnished; they always have a crowd of people at their entertainments, some of them delightful people to meet anywhere else, but somehow there seems a kind of pall draped above the front door that drops down behind you when you enter and never lifts till you leave. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 40 example sentences provided below is 58.0, which suggests that "pall" is a fairly difficult word that is likely understood by a majority of individuals with an undergraduate degree, and may be found in ocassionaly in news articles or other forms of literature.
We have 11 synonyms for pall.
cloak, cloth, covering, damp, damper, dismay, mantle, melancholy, shadow, shroud, veil
We have 3 antonyms for pall.
brightness, excitement, happiness
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of pall from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (noun) A cover for a coffin, bier, or tomb, often made of black, purple, or white velvet.
- (noun) A coffin, especially one being carried to a grave or tomb.
- (noun) A covering that darkens or obscures: a pall of smoke over the city.
- (noun) A gloomy effect or atmosphere: "A pall of depressed indifference hung over Petrograd during February and March 1916” ( W. Bruce Lincoln).
- (noun) Ecclesiastical A linen cloth or a square of cardboard faced with cloth used to cover the chalice.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (noun) fine cloth, especially purple cloth used for robes
- (noun) a cloth used for various purposes on the altar in a church
- (noun) a heavy canvas, especially laid over a coffin or tomb
- (noun) nausea
- (verb) to make vapid or insipid; to make lifeless or spiritless; to dull; to weaken
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (noun) Same as pawl.
- (noun) An outer garment; a cloak mantle.
- (noun) A kind of rich stuff used for garments in the Middle Ages.
- (noun) Same as Pallium.
- (noun) A figure resembling the Roman Catholic pallium, or pall, and having the form of the letter Y.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (noun) An outer garment; a cloak; a mantle.
- (noun) Specifically — A robe put on a king at his coronation.
- (noun) Same as pallium, 2.
- (noun) Fine cloth, such as was used for the robes of nobles. Also called cloth of pall.
- (noun) A curtain or covering.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (verb) cause to lose courage
- (noun) burial garment in which a corpse is wrapped
- (verb) lose strength or effectiveness; become or appear boring, insipid, or tiresome (to)
- (verb) cover with a pall
- (verb) become less interesting or attractive