[ noun ] shade within clear boundaries
Used in print(Chester G. Starr, The Origins of Greek Civili...)
The first slanting rays of the new day cannot yet dispel all the dark shadows which lie across the Aegean world ; but our evidence grows considerably in variety and shows more unmistakably some of the lines of change .(Tristram Coffin, Not to the Swift....)
Lawrence listened with the practiced , deceptive calm of the lawyer , but his face was in the shadow .(Louis Zara, Dark Rider....)
The pointed shadow had nearly touched him .(W. H. Gass, "The Pedersen Kid," in The...)
The covers slid down his skinny neck so I saw his head , fuzzed like a dandelion gone to seed , but his face was turned to the wall - there was the pale shadow of his nose on the plaster - and I thought , Well you do n't look much like a pig-drunk bully now .(Richard Ferber, Bitter Valley....)
The fire had gone_down , and the man was only a shadow against the trees .
[ noun ] an unilluminated area
"he moved off into the darkness"
Used in print(Robert L. Duncan, The Voice of Strangers....)
The air was cooler here , and the lacy pattern of the trees threw a dappled shadow on the grass , an effect which he found pleasant .(Frieda Arkin, "The Light of the Sea," in The...)
It seemed to her , as it seemed each night , that the gloom drew itself in and became densest at the table 's empty chairs , giving her the frequent illusion that she dined with shadows .
[ noun ] something existing in perception only
: "a ghostly apparition at midnight"
Used in print(Louis Zara, Dark Rider....)
Somewhere , beyond , where shadows lurked , must be the yawning pit of which Papa preached and the dreadful Lake_of_Fire .(Stephen Longstreet, Eagles Where I Walk....)
Life was a short play of tenebrous shadows .
[ verb ] follow, usually without the person's knowledge
"The police are shadowing her"
Used in print(A. A. Fair, Bachelors Get Lonely....)
I hurried over to the agency heap , jumped in , started the motor and was just_in_time to see the car I wanted to shadow turn to the left .
My lights would have been a giveaway if I 'd tried to shadow him in the conventional manner .
The card the man I was shadowing had filled_out was still on the counter .
[ noun ] refuge from danger or observation
"he felt secure in his father's shadow"
[ noun ] a premonition of something adverse
"a shadow over his happiness"
[ noun ] a dominating and pervasive presence
"he received little recognition working in the shadow of his father"
[ noun ] an inseparable companion
"the poor child was his mother's shadow"