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a shuhn

  • s  anemic looking from illness or emotion
    a face turned ashen
  • s  made of wood of the ash tree

  • Model Pat Evans remembers makeup that "turned black women's mouths into neon signs, turned their skin ashen, made their eyes recede.
  • Pete Townshend went ashen quiet.
  • But the family, worried by his ashen appearance, ignored the order.
News & Articles

  • County Clipboard: Ashen leads team to title
    Bill Ashen was named All-America for the fifth time after helping lead King Mountain Fog to a 60-over National Men's Volleyball title in Louisville, Ky. A 6-foot-4 middle blocker for the Fog, Ashen averaged 4.3 blocks per match and a few kills, compiling a .586 hitting percentage.
    June 10, 2013 - The Monterey County Herald

  • Jane Harman in Collective Bellaciao
    It was a very subdued walk back to the House floor,said Rep. Jane Harman, the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee. "People were ashen."
  • Steve LaTourette in Forbes
    Over the weekend, all the leadership left the White House. They were all ashen faced. They were using words like 'Armageddon,' said Rep. Steven LaTourette, an Ohio Republican.
  • Stuart Pearce in Independent Online
    Ben is distraught by this,said Pearce. "He now realises just how bad the challenge was and his face was ashen when I spoke to him yesterday. He is disgusted with himself and there is no way I, or anyone at my club, can defend it. People...

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