Origin of pallor
Examples from the Web for pallor
Her face, notwithstanding its pallor, was like the face of a little child.To Win the Love He Sought|E. Phillips Oppenheim
He looked something older than his years, which were two-and-thirty; on his face was the pallor of mental suffering.New Grub Street|George Gissing
Her pallor, her most haunting stare, have already sown chaos in the heart of a certain important personage.Clair de Lune|Michael Strange
But for all her pallor she seemed quite collected, even smiling.Ashton-Kirk, Investigator|John T. McIntyre
He wondered if it were still the same excitement that sent the alternate flush and pallor up her cheek.
British Dictionary definitions for pallor
Word Origin for pallor
Word Origin and History for pallor
c.1400, from Old French palor "paleness, whiteness" (12c.) and directly from Latin pallor, from pallere "be pale, turn pale," related to pallus "dark-colored, dusky," from PIE root *pel- (2) "pale; gray" (cf. Sanskrit palitah "gray," panduh "whitish, pale;" Greek pelios "livid, dark," polios "gray;" Old English fealo "dull-colored, yellow, brown;" Welsh llwyd "gray").