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Below you will find the definition of pallor, followed by 28 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(noun) - unnatural lack of color in the skin (as from bruising or sickness or emotional distress)
EXAMPLES - Pallor in a Sentence
- Or more correctly, my girth and the related pallor. (source)
- Her skin was of a ghostly pallor, dark circles under her eyes. (source)
- The pallor might be the result of emotion, or it might be natural. (source)
- He has a prison pallor and a web of hairline cracks around his eyes. (source)
- I noticed that several of the military acquired a special kind of pallor, (source)
- His face had the waxy pallor of white men who have lived long in the torrid zone. (source)
- He has a tendency to lose his temper and order God to curse people with his skin pallor. (source)
- The rain cast a kind of pallor on the darkness, and the stranger was little more than a shadow. (source)
- It was anger that had seized Mrs. Strickland, and her pallor was the pallor of a cold and sudden rage. (source)
- With his coma-grey pallor, Gordon Brown looked as if he'd only just checked himself out of an intensive care unit. (source)
- Doctor Winchester followed him closely; his face was pale, but with that kind of pallor which looked like a reaction. (source)
- Stone and mud glistened alike in sunlight that merely lent a kind of pallor to the day and an additional emphasis to the north wind. (source)
- Universal films (in the novel, the Creature's skin is yellow [1818: I: 4: 2]) was chosen because it suggested pallor when filmed in black and white. (source)
- I assumed her pallor was the result of being indoors all the time and that the blue vein that beat wildly at her temple was a kind of inner metronome. (source)
- The pallor is the pallor of hardship, often of the lack of the right kind of nourishment, but the stillness is not the result of inward personal calm and peace. (source)
- His pal Georgie, something of a raving wahoo in the pilot, took on tragic pallor (we learned his family had been killed by the Vs) and became infinitely more interesting. (source)
- I can only judge by his face, and, although it is, of course, white and drawn, there is not that ashen sort of pallor which is almost a sure sign of injury to vital parts. " (source)
- Her face grew ashen pale; it took that peculiar kind of pallor which the negro's face often assumes under the influence of fear or disease, and which is so disagreeable to look upon. (source)
- Having always been a rather startling-looking woman with Tilda Swinton-like pallor and a broad sneer of a mouth, the shock of flowing, natural grey tresses doesn't seem so out of place on McMenamy. (source)
- His face bespoke the pallor which is acquired in no other place in the world, and the vicious, shifty, sneaking gleam in his eyes spoke well of the craftiness which is the result of long confinement under the domination of brutal guards and turnkeys. (source)
- In them the Man of Sorrows motif is thoroughly purged of its spiritual intensity and most of its sorrow, leaving us with several startlingly worldly and phlegmatic depictions of Christ, whose greatest suffering is now a wayward lock of hair or a becoming pallor. (source)
- Ter Brugghen emphasizes the suffering young man's pallor, dwells on his strained arm muscles, and itemizes the arrow wounds, but where Caravaggio would have given us downstage gore, there are only delicate trickles of blood, neatly lined up with the picture plane. (source)
- This self-professed global literary agent, who represents about 700 writers, dead and alive, including Martin Amis, Vladimir Nabokov, Saul Bellow, Alaa al Aswany, Arthur Miller and Art Spiegelman, certainly has the spooky pallor of a man who does a lot of business in the dark. (source)
- We both, she and I, took after our mother, were broad shouldered, strongly built, and capable of endurance, but her pallor was a sign of ill-health; she often had a cough, and I sometimes caught in her face that look one sees in people who are seriously ill, but for some reason conceal the fact. (source)
- a bed covered with blankets, and his face overspread with that deadly pallor which is the usual consequence of excessive bleeding, the seamen's looks betrayed the presence of those well-known but indescribable sensations which one experiences when brought suddenly into contact with something horrible. (source)
- Dix did not flatter his sitters, no matter how close he felt to them; if anything, he tended to exaggerate, however slightly, their more apparent characteristics - the heft of a surgeon, an intellectual's pallor, even the "Semitic" features of an art dealer (in eerie but unwitting anticipation of the Nazis 'own distortions). (source)
- On seeing the boat approach with the poor man stretched on a bed covered with blankets, and his face overspread with that deadly pallor which is the usual consequence of excessive bleeding, the seamen's looks betrayed the presence of those well-known but indescribable sensations which one experiences when brought suddenly into contact with something horrible. (source)
- The strangest symptom of all, however, is the physical change in the patient, whose features and figure, under the trained eye of the observer, gradually from day to day assume the symmetry and charm of a beauty almost unearthly, sometimes accompanied by a spiritual pallor which is unmistakable in confirming the diagnosis, and which, Dr. Lamour believes, presages the inexorable approach of immortality. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 28 example sentences provided below is 57.0, which suggests that "pallor" 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 10 synonyms for pallor.
achromatic, bloodlessness, cadaverousness, colorlessness, etiolation, pallidity, pastiness, sallowness, wanness, whiteness
We have 0 antonyms for pallor.
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of pallor from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (noun) Extreme or unnatural paleness.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (noun) Paleness; want of color; pallidity.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (noun) Paleness; want of color; pallidity.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (noun) Paleness; wanness.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (noun) unnatural lack of color in the skin (as from bruising or sickness or emotional distress)