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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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The grey fuzzy theory, which combined the fuzzy theory and the grey theory, takes into account the greyness and fuzzynes of decision making problems, and is more in line with the objective reality of things.
Ten minutes after staring through the greyness a golden light emerges filling the heart with glee - a vacant taxi.
Alison peered closer through the greyness of the net.
I say individual because with this car being German you would expect it to have an interior of precise, plain black and with greyness stretching to infinity.
One of the first and most persuasive of the movements against prevailing grim greyness was Regionalism.
This could have been a good crime novel, but at 600 plus pages it is overstuffed with research, repetitive and short of humorous interludes that could offset the greyness.
In the present, romantic moonlight is replaced by wan, North Atlantic greyness and unshaven men trudging to the post office to collect their government dole.
For despite the feminist rhetoric that the fetus is not a life until it comes out of the womb, there is a greyness to the whole question of when "life" begins that no social movement, religious theology or medical technology can answer.
Overcast greyness is much kinder, it's like having your own personal lighting expert following you around.
She said: "What would be helpful is if the law is clari-fied on this front, because there appears to be some greyness in aspects of it.