pale in/by comparison to/with

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Definition of pale in/by comparison to/with

: to seem less important, good, serious, etc., when compared with (something else) The afternoon meal paled in comparison to/with the feast they had later. Last year's losses pale by comparison with this year's.

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“Pale in/by comparison to/with.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pale%20in%2Fby%20comparison%20to%2Fwith. Accessed 5 Jul. 2022.

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