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1. Exceptionally pale in the face. She was pale as a ghost after that car nearly ran into her on the sidewalk. I've been dough-faced my whole life—I look sickly if I don't use a lot of blush and bronzer.
2. Cowardly. I'm not surprised that Tom didn't come to the rally—he's too dough-faced to defend his beliefs in public.
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