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(adjective) deficient in color; wan / (adjective) lacking sparkle or liveliness; dull

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pallid



on this pallid April morning

—p.311 by W.G. Sebald
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Their skins in the spill from this fluorescent indigo lighting register the same pallid hue, as if permanently stained from too much cathode radiation.

—p.221 by Thomas Pynchon
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next to which the epiphanies of Joyce or redemptions of O'Connor seem pallid or crude

referring to Borges' best works, The Immortal and The Writing of the God

—p.294 Borges on the Couch (285) by David Foster Wallace
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3 years, 9 months ago


the childhoods that we will never again live through, except by means of the relatively pallid movement of imaginative creation

—p.29 Part I: 1900-1920 (13) by Stuart Jeffries
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Writing seems to rob me of my being: it is a second-hand mode of communication, a pallid, mechanical transcript of speech, and so always at once remove from my consciousness

beautiful

—p.130 Post-Structuralism (127) by Terry Eagleton
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the pallid fascination of the Chaumont hills in the morning and the fascination of evening

—p.28 1. World Without Possible Escape: 1906-1912 (3) by Victor Serge
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American spies are naïfs or pallid sidekicks

—p.179 On spy fiction (175) missing author
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1 year, 3 months ago


Only in very expert hands could it be made to transcend its humble origin—the pallid poetry of eighteenth-century France

on Russian elegies

—p.219 by Vladimir Nabokov
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we emerged into the pallid bleakness of a Paris winter day

—p.286 by Vladimir Nabokov
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the sky closed over him in pallid darkness

—p.65 Wedding Preparations in the Country (55) by Franz Kafka
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There is no colour in existence that so powerfully communicates urban alienation, the atomisation of human beings inside the edifices they create, as this noxious pallid green

—p.21 by Olivia Laing
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1 year, 1 month ago


Something about his world feels wrong; it is a world compressed between grays and greens, and the pallid daylight in nondescript Mega City, USA blends uncannily into the neon glow of the MS-DOS underworld he haunts after hours

on the Matrix

—p.28 Final Fantasy (21) by James Duesterberg
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3 years, 3 months ago


There is certainly laughter here, a renegade form of parody and mockery that one hesitates to label satire, especially given the pallid and toothless form that satire has assumed in British culture in recent times

—p.34 The Weird (14) by Mark Fisher
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