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shadow

noun

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1 partial darkness due to the obstruction of light rays
  • the valley was in shadow

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3 a tiny often physical indication of something lost or vanished
  • a run-down mansion that is only a shadow of its former glory

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5 the soul of a dead person thought of especially as appearing to living people
  • rumors of a shadow haunting the castle

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6 an overspreading element that produces an atmosphere of gloom
  • the husband's adulterous affair had cast over their marriage a shadow from which there was no escape

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shadow

verb

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1 to go after or on the track of
  • shadowing the suspect to see what he was up to

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2 to make dark, dim, or indistinct
  • thickening clouds shadowed the countryside

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3 to shelter (something) from light and heat
  • a pathway shadowed by a canopy of arching branches

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The first known use of shadow was before the 12th century

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“Shadow.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/shadow. Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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