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Pale \Pale\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Paled (p[=a]ld); p. pr. & vb. n. Paling.] To turn pale; to lose color or luster.

Apt to pale at a trodden worm.
--Mrs. Browning.


Paled \Paled\, a. [See 5th Pale.]

  1. Striped. [Obs.] ``[Buskins] . . . paled part per part.''

  2. Inclosed with a paling. ``A paled green.''

  1. 1 (context obsolete English) striped 2 (context obsolete English) Enclosed with a paling. v

  2. (en-past of: pale)

Usage examples of "paled".

Yellow roses for Asher, though they paled beside the gold of his hair.

She paled slightly, although her complexion, kept from the harsh grace of sun by veil and hat, hid it well.

His hair was shining, ringlets of gold, for all that the years had paled them, and he walked with the sure confidence of a man in his youth.

Presently fifty of the mightiest nobles of the greatest courts of Mars marched down the broad Aisle of Hope bearing a splendid car upon their shoulders, and as the people saw who sat within, the cheers that had rung out for me paled into insignificance beside those which thundered through the vast edifice now, for she whom the nobles carried was Dejah Thoris, beloved Princess of Helium.

The stars had paled and a sickly gleam played about the east and was reflected on the earth.

His noble features, paled by the approach of death, were perfectly calm.

Henry paled noticeably, but he had been king for too many years not to know when to retreat.

Artor paled into utter insignificance for Faraday as she battled to come to terms with what she saw.

By the time the sky paled to the east, revealing mists in the lowlands, she was grainy-eyed and sluggish.

Settle Lake, sprawled out before them like a turgid plain of seaweed fertilizer, paled into murky white.

After the ruin of the village, and the destruction of the forts which dominated it, a ruin and a destruction operated magically without the co-operation of a single human being, the flame was extinguished, the smoke began to descend, then diminished in intensity, paled, and disappeared entirely.

The wolves had given him some notion of what to expect, but notions paled beside reality.

His face, neck, and forearms had paled over the winter, but were still darker than the flesh of back and shouldersand a faint line still lingered round his waist, demarcating the soft buckskin color of his torso from the startling paleness of his backside.

The scars over the finger stumps had flattened and paled, forming a smooth, calloused surface.