adjective, sal·low·er, sal·low·est.
verb (used with object)
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OTHER WORDS FROM sallowsal·low·ish, adjectivesal·low·ness, noun
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How to use sallow in a sentence
Lincoln would endure bout after bout of the hypos, until a permanent sadness settled onto his sallow face.Making Lincoln Sexy: Jerome Charyn’s Fictional President|Tom LeClair|March 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Junkies have their own look (emaciated, haunted, sallow) and their own junk names: Doolie, Cash, and Dupré.American Dreams, 1953: ‘Junky’ by William S. Burroughs|Nathaniel Rich|June 27, 2013|DAILY BEAST
This John is sickly and sallow, his body lacking plasticity.
Again the sallow fingers began to play with the book-covers, passing from one to another, but always slowly and gently.
Now and then he touched one with his long and sallow fingers, lifted its cover, then let it drop mechanically.
After a few minutes he returned, and then his sallow countenance wore a smile.
She patted the sallow cheek of the American with her jewelled fingers, and turned aside, glancing about her.Dope|Sax Rohmer
Then, the sallow, black-haired knave who had last night proclaimed himself as Garnache in disguise was some impostor.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini