Definition of pale-faced in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈpeɪlfeɪst/


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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