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Below you will find the definition of sallow, followed by 37 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(adjective) - unhealthy looking
EXAMPLES - Sallow in a Sentence
- To some, Google has been looking a bit sallow lately. (source)
- My skin, a sallow tint, has begun loosening from the muscles. (source)
- The goal is to keep winter skin from looking sallow or dry when the plane lands. (source)
- His eyes twin - kled, and there was even a touch of colour upon his sallow cheeks. (source)
- "If you have sallow skin, you don't want to wear a hat with green undertones," she says. (source)
- You may have noticed that the complexion of the U.S. economy has turned a bit sallow of late. (source)
- Sitting in the back of the truck, packed in like cargo, their faces sallow, shirts too big, sagging. (source)
- If his glassy eyes and sallow complexion were an indication, the last thing he needed was another drink. (source)
- Serious bespectacled youngsters, old men in statement hats and sallow psychogeogratrices are here to see. (source)
- Don't stop moving, don't pitch up under the sallow, / or drop and wait for rescue under the unlikely myrrh. (source)
- She said that skinny is associated with sallow skin, bleeding gums, lack-luster eyes and not having muscle mass. (source)
- Abner! "and he called his sallow-faced companion, who was already arguing salvation and temperance with some of the crew. (source)
- In the glass she saw her once smooth neck gathered in folds, the sagging jaw-line, eyes sallow and trampled with crows' feet. (source)
- "You've been lookin 'kind of sallow these last days, so I've got a spoonful of molasses and sulphur, laid right by yo' plate." (source)
- As I entered, a sallow Malay attendant had hurried up with a pipe for me and a supply of the drug, beckoning me to an empty berth. (source)
- Wan, sallow adults I knew worked on their theses for decades, happily scribbling away deep in the stacks of the university library. (source)
- Ossipov wore a civilian suit and had brown eyes, wavy brown hair, and a sallow complexion that made him look like a ringer for Boris Karloff. (source)
- Vessel was Virgilio Scattolini, a short, fat, timid man with a sallow face and a slight twitch in one arm, who stuttered somewhat when he spoke. (source)
- At any rate, Sons of Sylvia nicely tie in the night's two themes - "country" and "vampire," with their sallow faces, black leather, and fiddle-playing lead. (source)
- Above all, Mr. Freud was the chronicler of skin in all its variety, from a lovely dappled gamine to his mother, drawn and sallow in the hours after her death. (source)
- But Fashion Statement has noticed that many varieties of this rather vague shade are not very flattering, making pale skin look positively ill and darker skin look sallow. (source)
- He sprang from his chair and paced about the room in uncontrollable agitation, with a flush upon his sallow cheeks and a nervous clasping and unclasping of his long thin hands. (source)
- In their opener against Japan their football was sallow and uninspired, but against Denmark they warmed the Loftus Versfeld Stadium with their consequences-be-damned directness. (source)
- "The bark of what we call asp-wood, ma'am, which is a kind of sallow; they lay up great quantities of it in the autumn as a provision for winter, when they are frozen up for some months." (source)
- She demanded opportunities to fluff his pillows and coerced him into accepting gifts of food, more than he could possibly eat, and sometimes ate with him, never wincing at his sallow aspect. (source)
- The man who entered was a sturdy, middle-sized fellow, some thirty years of age, clean-shaven, and sallow-skinned, with a bland, insinuating manner, and a pair of wonderfully sharp and penetrating gray eyes. (source)
- And in Werner Herzog's "Nosferatu the Vampyre" (1979), Klaus Kinski perfectly melted his epic ego into the sallow skin first revealed in the shadows of the Murnau original starring enigmatic actor Max Schreck. (source)
- He was a tall handsome young man, slightly built, with the kind of sallow complexion that women admire, and I wondered at his preferring my company to that of the womankind on board, who were certainly very civil to him. (source)
- We especially seem to notice it the next morning when we look in the mirror and see the lovely side effects of our late night filled with excess -- skin appears dry, tight and sallow, and our eyes are puffy from too much salt intake. (source)
- In that same vein, the academy this year abandoned its long-held No Fangs policy to nominate for best drama series HBO's cult vampire drama, "True Blood," about a psychic waitress and her 173-year-old, sallow-skinned vampire boyfriend. (source)
- She's also not great looking-her skin's a little sallow and either through genetics or lack of maintanence she's cursed with an enormous frizzy Jew fro, which she always wears bobbling back and forth in a gigantic spheroid on top of her head. (source)
- Frieda will have to venture into the dread Usazia, a land in which the population is mostly sallow, servile, and shortlived, under a privatized health care system that harvests all their organs by the time they are 30 and uses them to preserve the immortal GoldenParachutists. (source)
- He's invited to a party given by a gazillionaire, where he recognizes "a millionaire property owner, an actor whose career was dead, a famous footballer you could rent by the hour, two cocaine-addicted television personalities, a sallow man who owned racehorses and many jockeys." (source)
- She was wearing a bluish print dress that brought out a kind of sallow warmth in her skin, and although it was nearly four o'clock in the afternoon, her sleeves were tucked up, as if for some domestic work, above the elbows, showing her rather slender but very shapely yellowish arms. (source)
- Crivelli's painting may well be a masterpiece, but, as with so many of his depictions of Christ, it is unclear what purposes of piety or devotion are served by his unflinching, almost gruesome, renderings of a sallow corpse that is propped up by two ugly putti and whose arms are marked by anemic traceries of arteries and veins. (source)
- At Arcadia (in Spain), over by the slopes of Wolfy Mountain (by the rational building), Dr. Zog Kadare, who hadn't the gift of humanity and was considered the stupidest son of Alkaios (a dog farmer in Heidelberg), a cretin and a soothsayer, read in the egress of a flock of passing Egrets his own sallow ruddy death (a skull face pig jumps twice by night.). (source)
- He describes what it feels like to be drunk ( "the pleasantly warm flush to his normally sallow cheeks"); the buildings at Harvard ( "complete with iron bars, ornate masonry, and a great limestone boar's head carved into its arched pinnacle"); and the girls that neck with the nerds ( "his hands roamed under her open white shirt, tracing the soft material of her red bra, his fingers lingering over her perky, round breasts"). (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 37 example sentences provided below is 57.0, which suggests that "sallow" 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 14 synonyms for sallow.
anemic, ashen, ashy, bilious, colorless, dull, greenish-yellow, jaundiced, muddy, pallid, pasty, wan, waxy, yellowish
We have 7 antonyms for sallow.
bright, clean, clear, colorful, dark, flushed, healthy
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of sallow from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (adjective) Of a sickly yellowish hue or complexion.
- (verb-transitive) To make sallow.
- (noun) A broad-leaved European willow (Salix caprea) having large catkins that appear before the leaves and tough wood used as a source of charcoal.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (adjective) Having a grayish, yellow-green hue.
- (adjective) Dirty; murky.
- (noun) A European willow, Salix caprea, that has broad leaves, large catkins and tough wood.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (noun) The willow; willow twigs.
- (noun) A name given to certain species of willow, especially those which do not have flexible shoots, as Salix caprea, S. cinerea, etc.
- (adjective) Having a yellowish color; of a pale, sickly color, tinged with yellow.
- (verb-transitive) To tinge with sallowness.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (noun) A willow, especially Salix caprea, the great sallow or goat- or hedge-willow.
- (noun) An osier; a willow wand.
- (None) Having a yellowish color; of a brownish-yellow and unhealthy-looking color: said of the skin or complexion.
- (None) To tinge with a sallow or yellowish color.
- (noun) An English collectors' name for certain noctuid moths; a sallow-moth. Thus, Cirrœdia xerampelina is the center-barred sallow.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (adjective) unhealthy looking
- (noun) any of several Old World shrubby broad-leaved willows having large catkins; some are important sources for tanbark and charcoal
- (verb) cause to become sallow