in the shadow of


: very close to
a town located in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains
: 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.

Examples of in the shadow of in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This week may be about advertising and open bars, but stars are ultimately what inspire people to wait in line for an hour in the shadow of the FDR. Mikey O'Connell, The Hollywood Reporter, 14 May 2024 Ten cabins sit among the pine forests, adjacent to the eponymous lake and in the shadow of mountains. Julie Destefano, Robb Report, 7 May 2024 Any new psychiatric taxonomy develops in the shadow of the old. Manvir Singh, The New Yorker, 6 May 2024 As many as 50 people gathered in the shadow of Arizona State University's Mountain America Stadium, calling for Palestinian liberation. Helen Rummel, The Arizona Republic, 6 May 2024 Image Gandhi’s two yatras have unfolded in the shadow of another, some 30 years ago — one that ultimately helped bring Modi to power. Samanth Subramanian Vikas Adam Tanya Pérez Zachary Mouton, New York Times, 20 Apr. 2024 Arizonans are joining millions of people across the country in making preparations to safely view the eclipse even if they won't be bathed in the shadow of totality. The Arizona Republic, 8 Mar. 2024 The Dow Jones Industrial Average seemed to be in the shadow of the total solar eclipse on Monday. Vinamrata Chaturvedi, Quartz, 8 Apr. 2024 For those of us who grew up in the shadow of war, ambition was something natural, a vital drive. Guy Trebay, New York Times, 5 Apr. 2024

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“In the shadow of.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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