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I won't use abortion as a litmus test with a pro-choice individual. Someone that is an activist on the abortion issue, I think, goes outside the pale, and I cannot support an activist on the abortion issue.
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Meaning of "pale" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD PALE

From Old French palle, from Latin pallidus pale, from pallēre to look wan.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF PALE

pale  [peɪl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PALE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Pale is a verb and can also act as an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb pale in English.

WHAT DOES PALE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of pale in the English dictionary

The first definition of pale in the dictionary is lacking brightness of colour; whitish. Other definition of pale is whitish; produced by a relatively small quantity of colouring agent. Pale is also dim or wan.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO PALE

PRESENT

Present
I pale
you pale
he/she/it pales
we pale
you pale
they pale
Present continuous
I am paling
you are paling
he/she/it is paling
we are paling
you are paling
they are paling
Present perfect
I have paled
you have paled
he/she/it has paled
we have paled
you have paled
they have paled
Present perfect continuous
I have been paling
you have been paling
he/she/it has been paling
we have been paling
you have been paling
they have been paling
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I paled
you paled
he/she/it paled
we paled
you paled
they paled
Past continuous
I was paling
you were paling
he/she/it was paling
we were paling
you were paling
they were paling
Past perfect
I had paled
you had paled
he/she/it had paled
we had paled
you had paled
they had paled
Past perfect continuous
I had been paling
you had been paling
he/she/it had been paling
we had been paling
you had been paling
they had been paling
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will pale
you will pale
he/she/it will pale
we will pale
you will pale
they will pale
Future continuous
I will be paling
you will be paling
he/she/it will be paling
we will be paling
you will be paling
they will be paling
Future perfect
I will have paled
you will have paled
he/she/it will have paled
we will have paled
you will have paled
they will have paled
Future perfect continuous
I will have been paling
you will have been paling
he/she/it will have been paling
we will have been paling
you will have been paling
they will have been paling
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would pale
you would pale
he/she/it would pale
we would pale
you would pale
they would pale
Conditional continuous
I would be paling
you would be paling
he/she/it would be paling
we would be paling
you would be paling
they would be paling
Conditional perfect
I would have pale
you would have pale
he/she/it would have pale
we would have pale
you would have pale
they would have pale
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been paling
you would have been paling
he/she/it would have been paling
we would have been paling
you would have been paling
they would have been paling
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you pale
we let´s pale
you pale
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to pale
Past participle
paled
Present Participle
paling
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH PALE


ale
eɪl
cocktail
ˈkɒkˌteɪl
dale
deɪl
detail
ˈdiːteɪl
e-mail
ˈiːmeɪl
fail
feɪl
female
ˈfiːmeɪl
mail
meɪl
male
meɪl
nail
neɪl
retail
ˈriːteɪl
sale
seɪl
scale
skeɪl
tail
teɪl
tale
teɪl
thumbnail
ˈθʌmˌneɪl
trail
treɪl
travail
ˈtræveɪl
vale
veɪl
wholesale
ˈhəʊlˌseɪl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PALE

palazzo pants
pale ale
pale-faced
pale-skinned
palea
paleaceous
paleae
paleal
paleate
paleface
palely
Palembang
palempore
Palencia
paleness
Palenque
paleobiological
paleobotany
paleocene
paleoclimatology

WORDS THAT END LIKE PALE

bale
finale
Fort Lauderdale
gale
hale
Internationale
kale
large-scale
locale
morale
musicale
quale
rationale
real ale
resale
stale
upscale
wale
whale
yale

Synonyms and antonyms of pale in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «PALE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «pale» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of pale

Translation of «pale» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PALE

Find out the translation of pale to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of pale from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «pale» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

苍白的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

pálido
570 millions of speakers

English

pale
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

पीला
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

شَاحِبٌ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

бледный
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

pálido
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ম্লান
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

pâle
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Pucat
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

blass
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

薄い
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

연한
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Pucet
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tái nhợt
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

வெளிர்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

फिकट गुलाबी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

soluk
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

pallido
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

blady
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

блідий
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

pal
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

χλωμός
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

bleek
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

blek
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

blek
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of pale

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PALE»

The term «pale» is very widely used and occupies the 9.079 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «PALE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about pale

EXAMPLES

10 QUOTES WITH «PALE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word pale.
1
Berenice Abbott
There are many teachers who could ruin you. Before you know it you could be a pale copy of this teacher or that teacher. You have to evolve on your own.
2
Saffron Aldridge
I like smudgy black eyes and pale lips for evening. Red lipstick looks great on other girls, but it's too much on me.
3
Louis Auchincloss
With her high pale brow under her faded brown hair, she was like a rock washed clean by years of her husband's absences at conventions, dinners, committee meetings or simply at the office.
4
Bob Barr
Widespread use of online voting will create the potential for abuse that will make the problems inherent in e-voting pale in comparison.
5
Georg Brandes
I was always hearing that I was pale and thin and small.
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Benjamin Bratt
I find myself enjoying a deeper love than I ever imagined was possible in the form of my daughter and certainly in the union with my wife. It makes everything else, including work, which is one of the things I'm most passionate about, pale by comparison.
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Jim Broadbent
You can't be angsty all day or else it becomes a sort of pale angst.
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Ken Buck
I won't use abortion as a litmus test with a pro-choice individual. Someone that is an activist on the abortion issue, I think, goes outside the pale, and I cannot support an activist on the abortion issue.
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James MacGregor Burns
Leaders are not pale reflectors of major social conflicts; they play up some, play down others, ignore still others.
10
Bat for Lashes
To be a great artist, you need to know yourself as best as you possibly can. I live my life and delve into my own psyche. It's more about exploring how I feel rather than making pale imitations of something that came before. We are unique beings, and the way we look at things is our own.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PALE»

Discover the use of pale in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to pale and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Pale Fire
Part of a major new series of the works of Vladimir Nabokov, author of Lolita and Pale Fire, in Penguin Classics.
Vladimir Nabokov, 2012
2
On a Pale Horse
Already the Prince of Evil was forging a trap in which Zane must act to destroy Luna, the woman he loved...unless he could discover the only way out.... The first novel of the INCARNATIONS OF IMMORATLITY series. From the Paperback edition.
Piers Anthony, 2012
3
Behold a Pale Horse
" -- Anthony Hilder, Radio Free America "William Cooper may be one of America's greatest heros, and this story may be the biggest story in the history of the world." -- Mills Crenshaw, KTALK, Salt Lake City.
William Cooper, 2012
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Beyond the Pale: The Jewish Encounter with Late Imperial Russia
"--Michael Stanislawski, author of Zionism and the Fin de Siècle "Ben Nathans moves in this remarkable book well beyond the standard spatial as well as conceptual boundaries typically associated with prerevolutionary Russian Jewry.
Benjamin Nathans, 2004
5
Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space
" --The Washington Post Book World (front page review) In Cosmos, the late astronomer Carl Sagan cast his gaze over the magnificent mystery of the Universe and made it accessible to millions of people around the world.
Carl Sagan, Ann Druyan, 2011
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Pale Horse Coming
In 1951, the disappearance of Sam Vincent, a former prosecutor assigned to investigate a prison for violent African-American convicts in Thebes, Mississippi, draws his old friend Earl Swagger into a dangerous confrontation with a town that ...
Stephen Hunter, 2008
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Beyond the Pale: The Story of Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Praise for Beyond the Pale "This is the creation story of the American Craft Brewing Renaissance.
Ken Grossman, 2013
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Pale Horse, Pale Rider: The Selected Short Stories
This collection gathers together the best of her Pulitzer Prize-winning short fiction, including 'Pale Horse, Pale Rider', where a young woman lies in a fever during the influenza epidemic, her childhood memories mingling with fears for her ...
Katherine Anne Porter, 2011
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Pale Phoenix
Somehow Abby survived the fire and has been living in a virtual limbo ever since. Fifteen-year-old Miranda Browne, the extraordinary protagonist from Kathryn Reiss's first novel, Time Windows, returns for a new time-travel adventure.
Kathryn Reiss, 2003
10
The Pale King
Here then, squeezed between the trivial and the quotidian, lies all human life. And this is David Foster Wallace's towering, brilliant, hilarious and deeply moving final novel.
David Foster Wallace, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PALE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term pale is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Drive to make CofE less 'male, pale and stale' backfires
An attempt to make the Church of England leadership less “male, pale and stale” with a new fast-track promotion system for future bishops ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jul 15»
2
The Scarlet Letters: Confused About Caitlyn and the Pale Rider
Letters this week include one from a reader who can't tell how to refer to Caitlyn, and one from a man whose girlfriend just revealed her fetish ... «GoLocalPDX, Jul 15»
3
5 Reasons It's Amazing to Be Pale in the Summer
I thought I would look weird in my deep-red gown if I was pale AF, so I tanned until I looked like I basked in the sun for a living. And skin cancer ... «POPSUGAR, Jul 15»
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Beer Review: Hoopla Pale Ale
The connection between the Colorado jam band and the Boulder Beer Company's seasonal pale ale is Kyle Hollingsworth, Cheese's ... «5280 | The Denver Magazine, Jul 15»
5
Restaurant Roundup: Del Frisco's Grille creates its own beer
For diners who struggle to find the right food and drink pairings, Del Frisco's Grille has unveiled an American Pale Ale meant to be partnered ... «Dallas Business Journal, Jul 15»
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Blackstone Rngrs Hit Reset and Rediscover Themselves as Pale Dian
According to Smith, the name Pale Dian is, like the songs she writes, somewhat open to interpretation — even how you say it is up to you. «Dallas Observer, Jul 15»
7
Tales from Beyond the Pale: The Fantasia Edition to Feature Tony …
In addition to Tony Todd, Fantasia's edition of Tales from Beyond the Pale features Fessenden, Jeremy Gardner (The Battery, Spring), Noah ... «Dread Central, Jul 15»
8
Pharma companies look pale today. Know why
Pharma giant Lupin Ltd. was the top loser on the Nifty after its first quarter earnings fell much below street's expectations, pushing the Nifty ... «Businessinsider India, Jul 15»
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XXXX's new Gold Australian Pale Ale. Source: Supplied
Lion this week released its new XXXX Gold Australian Pale Ale, a mid-strength (3.5 per cent) beer that joins its top-selling sibling, XXXX Gold ... «Courier Mail, Jul 15»
10
Gina Herbert and Kirsty Boyce open Beyond the Pale open air cafe …
The pair formerly launched what they've named Beyond the Pale at the Walmer Food & Drink Festival in June, and have now started trading ... «Kent Online, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Pale [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/pale>. Jun 2020 ».
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