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grey-faced Line breaks: grey-faced

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Definition of grey-faced in English:


Pale from tiredness, age, or ill health: long lines of grey-faced unemployed at open-air soup kitchens
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  • In his last appearance on video in December 2001, he appeared grey-faced and tired, unable to move his left side.
  • Her friend sits, grey faced, in the waiting room.
  • Tonight though, the flu epidemic has hit lead singer Stuart and he crawls to the stage in a cold, grey faced sweat.

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