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Silent as the grave,
Paler than a ghost.
Trapped in cramped confines,
Yet still I'm seen by most.

What am I?

Simple riddle but hopefully not too easy.

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Are you

a mime?

Silent as the grave,

mimes do not talk

Paler than a ghost.

mimes wear white makeup

Trapped in cramped confines,

mimes are known for pretending to be stuck in a glass box

Yet still I'm seen by most.

most people have seen a mime

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  • $\begingroup$ Nailed it! Not exactly what I had intended with the last clue but pretty much. It was more of a two part clue with being trapped in confines yet still being visible. The adjective you used to describe the confines explains how. $\endgroup$ – DasBeasto Jul 28 '16 at 17:30
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Is it

a tooth?

Silent as the grave

a tooth is normally silent

Paler than a ghost

a tooth is white

Trapped in cramped confines

the mouth

Yet still I'm seen by most

people can see your teeth when you smile

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  • $\begingroup$ Very good answer (perhaps better than my intended?) but not the correct answer! $\endgroup$ – DasBeasto Jul 28 '16 at 17:02
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Window/glass

Silent as the grave,

Glass cannot speak, right

Paler than a ghost.

It's transparent (as you can or can not see)

Trapped in cramped confines,

Thinking of window's frames (or any sort of display with glass)

Yet still I'm seen by most.

Nearly everbody has a window around to look at/through

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  • $\begingroup$ Not the answer but nice idea! $\endgroup$ – DasBeasto Jul 28 '16 at 17:23
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the eyes?, they are obviously silent, they are white, trapped in the eye cavities and it's one of the first things we see of another person

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It's

Paper!

Silent as the grave,

Obviously, paper is pretty quiet.

Paler than a ghost.

Paper tends to be white.

Trapped in cramped confines,

Paper in books have very little space between.

Yet still I'm seen by most.

It's such a large part of everyday life, you probably see it many times a day.

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  • $\begingroup$ Also a good answer and reasoning but not what I was looking for $\endgroup$ – DasBeasto Jul 28 '16 at 17:03
  • $\begingroup$ I actually had the same reasoning I feel this would have been a possible answer $\endgroup$ – John Jul 28 '16 at 19:21

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