Definition of 'pale'
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The gills are white and the cap is usually a pale green colour. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Light and fresh with hints of moreish green apple and pale peppers. The Sun (2016)They suit pale skin and dark hair best. The Sun (2016)The pale colouring makes it useful for lighting up dark corners in partial to full shade. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Increase to medium, whisk three minutes until mixture is a pale colour. The Sun (2016)Plant in full sun or partial shade, and look out for this pure white strain in preference to the pale pink variety. Times, Sunday Times (2017)It pales into insignificance when you consider what the world's biggest race at Aintree offers. The Sun (2016)The highly fragrant flowers open in a pale pink from deep pink buds throughout January and February. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The white walls are mixed with panels of pale blue. Times, Sunday Times (2013)She looked deathly pale but there was no sign of blood. The Glasgow Girls (1994)So pale you could almost see through him. Times, Sunday Times (2013)When the sun rose its light was pale and the air was dusty and dark. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The landscape is reduced to a uniform pale tan colour. THE EARTH: An Intimate History (2004)Young ash trees are also acquiring a pale yellow look. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The key elements are a pale face and false eyelashes. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The females are brown with a pale pink flush beneath. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The team was a very pale imitation of the defensive powerhouse it used to be. The Sun (2009) Skin can be paler in the winter months so your normal foundation may be too dark. The Sun (2012)Whisk together the eggs and sugar until they become pale and thick. Times, Sunday Times (2007)These factors are serious enough but they pale into insignificance compared to funding arrangements. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Human forms looked big and heavy against the deathly pale gray. Modern Literatures of the Non-Western World: Where the Waters Are Born (1995)She looked almost pale and as if she were excited about something. Little Lord Fauntleroy (1886)Beat the butter and sugar in another mixing bowl until pale and light. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Process it until the sorbet turns a uniformly paler colour and increases in volume. Asthma and Eczema - special diet cookbook (1989)An added bonus is that pale tones make the lips look bigger while darker colours can make thin lips appear thinner. The Sun (2010)It makes me look less pale. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Why so pale and wan, fond lover? Times, Sunday Times (2012)Open to the rafters, it has pale wooden flooring and a mezzanine bedroom. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The primary is a golden yellow, in contrast to the pale blue of the companion. Times, Sunday Times (2009)They won't last as long as bamboo but they will be much less pale and conspicuous. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Everything else pales into insignificance. Times, Sunday Times (2009)
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