All this pales, of course, to the case of Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback “Big Ben” Roethlisberger.
The violence in Libya pales in comparison with the thousands of civilians who have fallen in Mexico.
That pales in comparison to Princeton and The Case of the $200,000-Per-Bed Dormitory.
It also pales in comparison to the $303 billion in total annual private giving by U.S. citizens.
But that pales in comparison to the biggest alteration—the ending.
Basset of Drayton bore “Gold three piles (or pales) gules with a quarter ermine.”
It is not right to live the slave of pales, or become the rhapsode of docks and nettles.
The tale of "how Horatius kept the bridge" pales before this amazing pluck.
pales before the drastic preachment of the Norwich scientist.
The palisade weakened; presently the pales fell with a crash, and the earthen wall of the boulevard stood beyond.
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.