Origin of pallid
Examples from the Web for pallid
Her pallid young face, brow sweating with fear and pain, yet resolute and stiff with sorrow, makes you want to cry.
The city, the state, the whole land, were ready to rise and tremble before the Pallid Mask.Read ‘The King in Yellow,’ the ‘True Detective’ Reference That’s the Key to the Show|Robert W. Chambers|February 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Hovering near the unmanned iPod resting on the side bar, stands a short, pallid blond man.
She saw the breeze move his hair; she saw the ruddy reflection from his mantle on his pallid and almost transparent face.Let us follow Him|Henryk Sienkiewicz
The waiter, a pallid creature, flicked a table loudly to cover his reply.A Son of the Immortals|Louis Tracy
Into those sneering eyes crept a pallid fear, while his face grew ashen.Trusia|Davis Brinton
He was pallid to the lips, and with difficulty commanded the desperate condition of his nerves.
Mrs. Drayton was backing out of the room with a pallid face, and twitching at the string of her apron.A Son of Hagar|Sir Hall Caine
British Dictionary definitions for pallid
Word Origin for pallid
Word Origin and History for pallid
"lacking color," 1580s, from Latin pallidus "pale, colorless," from root of pallere "be pale" (see pallor).