sallow

[ UK /sˈælə‍ʊ/ ]
NOUN
  1. any of several Old World shrubby broad-leaved willows having large catkins; some are important sources for tanbark and charcoal
ADJECTIVE
  1. unhealthy looking
VERB
  1. cause to become sallow
    The illness has sallowed her face
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How To Use sallow In A Sentence

  • Ireland is younger, more sallow, better educated, more vibrant and more in need of joined-up thinking than ever before.
  • Drogba has a goal - very similar to Terry's, but from a free-kick on the other side - disallowed for offside.
  • Her sallow skin was drawn tightly across the bones of her face.
  • Yet another Italian goal was wrongly disallowed for offside. Calcio: A History of Italian Football
  • As institutionalized censorship defines real experience by what it disallows, we assume the unseeable must be more real that our own perceptions, holding secret truths known only to higher powers.
  • The imam still bore the mark of that experience in his gaunt frame and sallow, jaundiced complexion.
  • A sallow teenager in a cheap cocktail dress wearing too much makeup appears, looking terminally bored.
  • Despite the obvious advantages of a unified perspective for collective political action, the differences among women disallow such a perspective.
  • The shaken man described one of the attackers as thin, in his early 20s, with long thin face and a Mexican-style moustache and sallow complexion.
  • The chairman disallowed the veracity of his report.
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