(Of a person) pale, especially as a result of ill health, shock, or fear: a whey-faced maid answered the door
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- In the floor-to-ceiling mirror by our table, I saw how we looked: two whey-faced tourists from the far north among the permanent tans of the Southern Californians.
- So what were these whey-faced poseurs actually doing in the Eighties?
- Only his big brown eyes were visible as he roared off from the pits, and one of them, I could have sworn, was fixed on me, his whey-faced passenger, as he hurtled towards the first bend at 150 mph.
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