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grey

(now esp US), gray
1. of a neutral tone, intermediate between black and white, that has no hue and reflects and transmits only a little light
2. greyish in colour or having parts or marks that are greyish
3. (of textiles) natural, unbleached, undyed, and untreated
4. any of a group of grey tones
5. grey cloth or clothing
6. an animal, esp a horse, that is grey or whitish

Grey

1. Charles, 2nd Earl Grey. 1764--1845, British statesman. As Whig prime minister (1830--34), he carried the Reform Bill of 1832 and the bill for the abolition of slavery throughout the British Empire (1833)
2. Sir Edward, 1st Viscount Grey of Fallodon. 1862--1933, British statesman; foreign secretary (1905--16)
3. Sir George. 1812--98, British statesman and colonial administrator; prime minister of New Zealand (1877--79)
4. Lady Jane. 1537--54, queen of England (July 9--19, 1553); great-granddaughter of Henry VII. Her father-in-law, the Duke of Northumberland, persuaded Edward VI to alter the succession in her favour, but after ten days as queen she was imprisoned and later executed
5. Zane. 1875--1939, US author of Westerns, including Riders of the Purple Sage (1912)
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And it is not my own extremity I remember best--a vision of grayness without form filled with physical pain, and a careless contempt for the evanescence of all things--even of this pain itself.
Those three MPs from the Diaspora cost the country dearly only to become part or to melt in the grayness of the domestic political games.
Thirty years of Baathist grayness bequeathed a mourning period of comparable grayness, interrupted by a brief yearning that the son might bring Syria color.
This works alongside a horizontal colour line comprised of shades from all eight colour groups which all have the same brightness, colour value, intensity or grayness.
His speech, titled "The Uncomfortable Grayness of Life," describes his childhood torments under Fred Phelps and the experience since of watching his father's local campaign against gays expand into a nationwide, even international, crusade targeting funerals of American soldiers, disaster victims, and casualties of violent crimes.
Custom software measures grayness levels that set a baseline for the quality of the night skies.
Ultimate reality, he says, cannot be perceived by a mind that divides things into opposing categories, into black and white, failing to acknowledge the grayness of things, the paradoxical nature of much of reality.
Earlier research suggested that loss of these stem cells was to blame for grayness.
The main chorus sang decently; the children's chorus sang superbly, and with a gusto that momentarily brightened the predominant grayness of the costumes, set, production and performance.