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Word: ashen

Definition: ash-colored; deadly pale


Sentences Containing 'ashen'

His tangled beard, grizzled hair, and outstanding, drooping eyebrows combined to give an air of dignity and power to his appearance, but his face was of an ashen white, while his lips and the corners of his nostrils were tinged with a shade of blue.

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