“Her paintings and paints in the palest colors, and simplest shapes, pretty much covered the studio,” Bradlee wrote.
“Krush” (Karl-as-Rush) was the palest simulacrum of a Rush Limbaugh.
Her hair was the palest yellow I had almost ever seen—the colour of an early primrose.
You saw her hair as far as you could see her sex, and knew that it was the palest brown.
There in a patch of soil that was almost sandy was a great patch of violets of palest hue, with deep orange eyes.
It was the palest of all—paler even than Archer's name, which was below it.
Her pinkish white skin seemed transparent, her eyes were the palest blue and her hair was bright yet pale gold.
It is very beautiful—of palest brown, like coffee ice-cream.
Barbara lifted from the trunk a gown of heavy white brocade, figured with violets in lavender and palest green.
"Yes," said Lance, with the faintest of smiles on the palest of faces.
early 14c., from Old French paile "pale, light-colored" (12c., Modern French pâle), from Latin pallidus "pale, pallid, wan, colorless," from pallere "be pale, grow pale," from PIE *pel- (2) "pale" (see pallor). Pale-face, supposed North American Indian word for "European," is attested from 1822.
early 13c. (c.1200 in Anglo-Latin), "stake, pole, stake for vines," from Old French pal and directly from Latin palus "stake, prop, wooden post," related to pangere "to fix or fasten" (see pact).
From late 14c. as "fence of pointed stakes;" figurative sense of "limit, boundary, restriction" is from c.1400. Barely surviving in beyond the pale and similar phrases. Meaning "the part of Ireland under English rule" is from 1540s, via sense of "territory held by power of a nation or people" (mid-15c.).
late 14c., "become pale; appear pale" (also, in Middle English, "to make pale"), from Old French paleir (12c.) or from pale (adj.). Related: Paled; paling.