"But the war did happen, right enough," smiled Aaron palely.
It was daylight and the silvery grayness overhead was palely luminous.
Far down in the shadows she discerned the river, yellow, turgid, palely gleaming.
The mist, palely opalescent, drives past her out of nothing into nowhere.
In the candle-light, palely golden and swaying, Eric saw Suzanne slumped limply in John's arms.
Was it a knife on which a faint ray of moonlight was palely reflected?
I could manifest myself as palely, as transiently, as a thought.
Her mother, palely indistinct in the darkness, was standing by the bedside.
Such blue of sky, so palely fair, Such glow of earth, such lucid air!
As for coloring it might have been the coloring of a pensive Madonna, so white was her skin, so palely gold her smooth thick hair.
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.