Life for most Syrian children is a pale, unhappy imitation of their pre-civil war existence.
He sits with his elbows on his knees, his jailhouse tattoos a pale blue against the field of copper flesh.
The Duchess looked elegant in a pale grey coat over a hand-painted silk floral “chinoiserie” dress by Jenny Packham.
His face was gaunt and pale, and he looked as if he needed a long rest.
The pale King, which is still unfinished, is in a way more approachable.
This rock in the inner crater was gray, pale and ghostly in the earthlight.
The avaricious are out of the pale of peace already, and at all events.
His face was pale; his cheeks were sunken; his limbs were weak and trembling.
But,” glancing at his pale sister, “we will speak no more of that.
She was pale and quiet, and she did not reproach the man again.
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.