Having less colour than usual, typically as a result of shock, fear, or ill health: sergeants screaming orders to pale-faced recruits
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- He had by this time changed quite a bit from the lanky, pale-faced boy he used to be.
- A hunched, pale-faced character was leaning against the counter.
- A thin, pale-faced fellow had claimed the purse whilst the Squire had been speaking.
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