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Monday, May 23, 2005

Definitions for pallor

  1. Unusual or extreme paleness.

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Citations for pallor
Across the table, Joseph appeared pale, as if he never spent enough time out-of-doors on golf courses, in ballparks, or on fishing boats. He had earned this bureaucrat's pallor honestly, behind his desk, under fluorescent light, in candlelit church ceremonials. Eugene Kennedy, My Brother Joseph
Although we had known each other for a couple of years, I don't think that I had ever seen you by daylight before, so I was surprised by the pallor of your skin. David Bourdon, Art in America
Origin of pallor
1650-1660
Pallor is from Latin, from pallere, "to be pale."
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