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of a light color or complexion

being weak in quality or substance

to lose normal coloration; turn pale

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a wooden strip forming part of a fence

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turn pale, as if in fear

very light colored

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(of light) lacking in intensity or brightness

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lacking in vitality or interest or effectiveness

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abnormally deficient in color as suggesting physical or emotional distress

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not full or rich

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The inference was that if you lived beyond the pale you were unacceptably uncivilised.
From time to time in the history of international law various weapons have been thought to be so cruel as to be beyond the pale of human tolerance.
However, a 74-year-old spending 13 hours in a waiting room in the hope of being admitted to hospital is beyond the pale.
He healed people on days when strict interpretation of laws meant he should not have done so; he spoke to, and touched, people regarded as being beyond the pale.
That a civilised country could literally remove a dying woman from hospital care was beyond the pale and any self-respecting man or woman should condemn such totalitarian behaviour by people representing our Government.
But for the city's leader to be so mealy-mouthed and downright mean is beyond the pale.
and to suggest to somebody that if they manage to snare more than e5,000 of bookmakers' cash, they run the risk of having it impounded for the benefit of the Customs Officer's Benevolent Fund, is negativity beyond the pale .
We are now beyond the pale and the media tell us some of the primates meeting in Northern Ireland had a dinner to celebrate the occasion; I hope the menu did not include oysters Rockefeller or lobster thermidor because "Everything in the waters that has not fins and scales is an abomination .
Both projects convey a certain joie de vivre and lay claim to popular appeal but stand to some extent beyond the pale of contemporary critical discourse.
Featuring two members from Lord Weird Slough Feg, Hammers goes beyond the pale of darkness with their distinct brand of mayhem.
11, 2001--to suggest that any government agency should be blown up, and that the people who work there merit mass destruction is beyond the pale.
Worst of all, friends, mentors, and close allies repeatedly abandoned him because how he chose to love and whom he chose to desire put him beyond the pale of what America at that time defined as acceptable.
It then lashes out with the incredible observation: "The Vatican's insistence that politicians put their religion first in determining public policy on the question is beyond the pale.
To portray these creeps as humanitarian heroes is just beyond the pale.
Believe me, it's bad enough having a bird in the boardroom but having them all over the flaming pitch goes beyond the pale.