in the shadow of
Definition of in the shadow of
1 : very close to a town located in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains
2 : in a position of being unnoticed because all the attention is given to someone else She grew up in the shadow of her very popular sister.
Word by Word Definitions
: partial darkness or obscurity within a part of space from which rays from a source of light are cut off by an interposed opaque body
: a reflected image
: shelter from danger or observation
: shelter, protect
: to cast a shadow upon : cloud
: to shelter from the sun
: of, relating to, or resembling a shadow cabinet
: having an indistinct pattern
: having darker sections of design
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