Definition of ashen-faced in English:

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Very pale with shock, fear, or illness: it was several minutes before he emerged, ashen-faced
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  • With all around him looking pale and ashen-faced, Guy Hedderwick put his best foot forward, racing across the smouldering coals.
  • He appeared on television screens worldwide, bare chested and ashen-faced, wearing a large white bandage around his head.
  • One ashen-faced senior figure said: ‘We are standing around here bemused and astonished.’
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