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as in hue
a property that becomes apparent when light falls on an object and by which things that are identical in form can be distinguished a lovely shade of blue

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as in little
a very small amount just a shade taller than his dance partner

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verb

as in to shadow
to shelter (something) from light and heat the trees shaded us quite nicely from the noonday sun

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“Shade.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/shade. Accessed 5 Feb. 2023.

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