About half an hour after I joined the line, my friend Laura Ingraham arrived with her producer—surveyed the line—and blanched.
Ronstadt was one of several Arizonans who blanched at the gloomy face the governor had drawn on the state.
We blanched when facials at some exclusive salons hit the $400 mark just a couple of years ago.
He blanched when it came time to plunge, invest the money, press, and distribute.
blanched and faint, the French doctor lay with a crimsoning pool wet under his head.
Her weather-tanned face had blanched as much as it was possible for it to do.
She walked with a stick, and was an old and blanched woman before her time.
Not a cheek was blanched, not a voice faltered as the dread hour drew near.
Have some clean water boiling, turn the blanched nuts into it, and cook until they can be pierced with a fork.
As her face came into view, Paul saw that it was blanched with fear.
"to make white, turn pale," c.1400, from Old French blanchir "to whiten, wash," from blanc "white" (11c.; see blank (adj.)). Originally "to remove the hull of (almonds, etc.) by soaking." Intransitive sense of "to turn white" is from 1768. Related: Blanched; blanching.
"to start back, turn aside," 1570s, variant of blench. Related: Blanched; blanching.