Entry from British & World English dictionary
Pale from tiredness, age, or ill health: long lines of grey-faced unemployed at open-air soup kitchens
More example sentences
- Gorman was rich but, grey-faced and bent, he died a season later.
- He has had very little sleep and is grey-faced as he throws down his coffee.
- In another basement space the demented, clacking linotype machines stamped out our stories in hot metal while their grey-faced operators somehow stayed noisily blithe.
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